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rebato

Line breaks: re¦bato
Pronunciation: /rəˈbɑːtəʊ
 
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(also rabato)

Definition of rebato in English:

noun (plural rebatos)

historical
A large, stiff collar, fashionable from the late 16th to the mid 17th centuries, typically trimmed with lace.
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.

Origin

late 16th century: from French rabat 'collar' + the Italian suffix -ato.

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