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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stiff flaring collar wired to stand up at the back of the head, worn by men and women in the 1500s and early 1600s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as rabato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as rabato.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of rabato.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Obsolete French rebateau, alteration of French rabat, from Old French, from rabattre, to turn down again, reduce; see rebate.]

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