Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piece of cloth fitted to the collar and covering the shirt front, worn chiefly by Roman Catholic and Anglican clergy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polishing material made of potter's clay that has failed in baking.
  • n. A piece of fabric fitted to the collar covering the shirt front worn by the Catholic and Anglican clergy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A polishing material made of potter's clay that has failed in baking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geometry, to revolve about an axis in the horizontal or vertical plane of projection into that plane.
  • n. A kind of linen collar worn by some ecclesiastics, falling down upon the chest and leaving the neck exposed.
  • n. A polishing-material made from unglazed pottery which has failed in baking, used by marble-workers, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of Morocco; located in the northwestern on the Atlantic coast

Etymologies

French, from Old French; see rebato.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • He wore a roman collar fitted to a biblike cloth called a rabat and over this a dark jacket with pocket square and he could have been George the Waiter’s tailored master in black and white.

    Underworld

  • But I think that he and the Muslims in general really want to build this thing on that site, and it's vitally important to them because it is not just a mosque, but a "rabat," a building that Muslims build on a site just after they conquer it to use as their base of operations in the newly conquered territory.

    Forum: News/Activism

  • In the meantime, in November 1974, in rabat Morocco, at a meeting of the Arab League, he had conceded a separation between Jordan and Palestine and that Yasir Arafat was the only legitimate ruler of the Palestinian people.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Birnbaum on Human Rights Watch and Israel

  • And a good restaurant too. koh lanta old town hammock shop – we bought a great hammock in Koh Lanta that doubled as a top sheet when need be for the rest of the trip. fes to rabat train – easy and fairly frequent.

    How’d you get here? « Mad Dave and Lil

  • J'me rabat sur soulseek tant pis ... mais la j'suis trop deg ç_ç

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • The door burst open and, framed against the light, dressed in a black suit and Roman collar and black rabat, was a compact, well-groomed man with a 1911 U.S. Army model .45 automatic in each hand.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • His black suit and rabat were dry, his shoulders narrow, his hands round and pink on the steering wheel.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • In spite of the clerical collar and black silk rabat, he looked more like a football player than an Anglican minister.

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry

  • His gown was tumbled and dusty; his greasy _rabat_ hung awry about his neck.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

  • C'est dans cette optique qu'il convient de creuser la tombe des rabat-joie dont le seul discours est de se plaindre d'une suprématie de l'anglais.

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