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

  • n. Variant of rebato.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Stiff collar, wired or starched, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries; sometimes used as a support for the ruff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down collar; a rebato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A falling band; a collar turned over upon the shoulders, or supported in a horizontal position like a ruff.
  • n. A wire or other stiffener used to hold this band in place.

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

  • n. a wired or starched collar of intricate lace; worn in 17th century


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