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Meaning of rabato

ra•ba•to

Pronunciation: (ru-bä'tō, -bā'-), [key]
— pl. -tos.
  1. a wide, stiff collar of the 17th century, worn flat over the shoulders or open in front and standing at the back.
  2. a stiff frame of wire or wood worn in the 17th century as a support for a ruff or stand-up collar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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