roband

roband

[rob-uhnd]
noun Nautical.
a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like.

Origin:
1755–65; < Dutch raband, equivalent to ra sailyard + band band2

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roband or robbin (ˈrɒbənd, ˈrəʊbənd)
 
n
nautical a piece of marline used for fastening a sail to a spar
 
[C18: probably related to Middle Dutch rabant, from ra sailyard + bant band]
 
robbin or robbin
 
n
 
[C18: probably related to Middle Dutch rabant, from ra sailyard + bant band]

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