noun (plural rebatos)historical
A large, stiff collar, fashionable from the late 16th to the mid 17th centuries, typically trimmed with lace.
- 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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