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  • n. A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies.
  • n. Alternative form of ropeband.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies. The robbin of rice in Malabar weighs about 84 pounds.
  • n. See ropeband.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short piece of spun-yarn, rope-yarn, or sennit, used to fasten the head of a sail to the yard or gaff by passing several turns through the eyelet-hole in the sail and around the jackstay.
  • n. The spring of a carriage.
  • n. In com., the package in which Ceylonese and other dry goods, as pepper, are imported. The Malabar robbin of rice weighs 84 pounds.
  • n. An occasional spelling of robin.

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