roband
noun Etymology: Middle English robend, robond, probably from Old Norse rāband, from sail yard + band band Date: 14th century a piece of spun yarn or marline used to fasten the head of a sail to a spar

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  • roband — [rä′bənd] n. [earlier raband & robbin < MDu rabant < ra, sailyard (see ROCK2) + bant,BAND1] a piece of cord or spun yarn, used to fasten the head of a square sail to a yard, spar, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Roband — Robalito Rob a*li to [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Roband Rob and, n. (Naut.) See {Roperand}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roband — Ropeband Rope band , n. (Naut.) A small piece of spun yarn or marline, used to fasten the head of the sail to the spar. [Written also {roband}, and {robbin}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roband — /rob euhnd/, n. Naut. a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like. [1755 65; < D raband, equiv. to ra sailyard + band BAND2] * * * …   Universalium

  • roband — piece of yarn used to fasten a sail to a spar Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • roband — /ˈrɒbənd/ (say robuhnd), /ˈroʊbənd/ (say rohbuhnd) noun a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like. Also, robbin, robin. {southern form answering to northern English raband, from Dutch rā… …   Australian English dictionary

  • roband — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rob|bin — «ROB uhn», noun. = roband. (Cf. ↑roband) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Robalito — Rob a*li to [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Roband Rob and, n. (Naut.) See {Roperand}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robbin — Ropeband Rope band , n. (Naut.) A small piece of spun yarn or marline, used to fasten the head of the sail to the spar. [Written also {roband}, and {robbin}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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