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.
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Origin of rebato
- Obsolete French rebateau alteration of French rabat from Old French from rabattre to turn down again, reduce rebate1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition