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

  • n. A stiff flaring collar wired to stand up at the back of the head, worn by men and women in the 16th and early 17th century.

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  • n. Alternative form of rabato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as rabato.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as rabato.

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

Etymologies

Obsolete French rebateau, alteration of French rabat, from Old French, from rabattre, to turn down again, reduce; see rebate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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