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

  • n. An ornamental cascade of ruffles or frills down the front of a shirt, blouse, or dress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cascading or ornamental frill down the front of a blouse, shirt, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt.
  • n. An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frilling or ruffle worn by men at the bosom of the shirt in the eighteenth century; also, a frill of lace, or some soft material, arranged down the front of a woman's bodice.
  • n. In entomology, the crop of any herbivorous orthopterous insect.

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

  • n. a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt


French, crop of a bird, jabot, perhaps of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French jabot. (Wiktionary)


  • The jabot is full of double yo’s, with a clearly readable sign.

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  • I must have some lace, and I think James’s jabot is the direction to go.

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  • Holly, those leads on jabot design you posted yest ...

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  • My immediate knitting future – not jabot, not jack ...

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  • Much of my internal monologue yesterday was accordingly devoted to jabot-knitting.

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  • On a brighter note, the Christine Duchrow books I ordered from the Needle Arts bookshop turned up yesterday – and sure enough, there are jabot patterns.

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  • Holly, those leads on jabot design you posted yesterday were enormously interesting and potentially useful.

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  • They were, as before, very kind, and they have sold me a lace-less jabot:

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  • That let me play with it on the newly-tea-dyed jabot, and I think that maybe after all I could make something of it.

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  • I went to Ravelry and found that other people are missing Franklin and that a post in a lace-for-boys group mentions my jabot!

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