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  • n. A ropeband.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See roperand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as robbin.

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  • Citation on haze.

    September 6, 2008

  • "Many a watch had been spent in sending up preventer backstays, braces, shrouds and stays and in attending to new earings, robands, reef-points, reef-tackles for the courses and spilling-lines for the topsails, to say nothing of new sheets and clewlines fore and aft."
    --P. O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 232

    A Sea of Words: "roban or rope-bands--a piece of small rope rove through an eyelet-hole in the head of a square sail and used to secure it to the yard above," (374).

    March 16, 2008