noun (plural rebatos)• historical
- A large, stiff collar, fashionable from the late 16th to the mid 17th centuries, typically trimmed with lace.More example sentences
- Pinning the ruff to the rebato was a time-consuming business.
- Her description of the Duchess of Milan's gown is detailed and enthusiastic; her opinions on 'rebatos' and 'tires' have the assurance of envious observation.
- He finally cajoles her into quiet with promises of a new coach and attendants, only to have a fresh quarrel break out over an expensive rebato she has bought for herself.
late 16th century: from French rabat 'collar' + the Italian suffix -ato.