Definition of rebato in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈbɑːtəʊ/
(also rabato)

noun (plural rebatos)

A large, stiff collar, fashionable from the late 16th to the mid 17th centuries, typically trimmed with lace.
Example sentences
  • The exchange highlights the rebato's status as a high-fashion, luxury accessory.
  • Her ruff or band was pinned to her rebato.
  • 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.

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