regatte

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Italian regatte, the plural form of regatta.

Noun[edit]

regatte

  1. plural of regatta
    • 2005: Bronwen Wilson, The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity, page 168 (University of Toronto Press)
      Three days of festivities included regatte and war games.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

regatte

  1. A cravat tied in such a way that two ends of material dangle from the knot.
    • 1949: CIBA Review, volume 6, issues 61–71, page 3,022 (CIBA Limited)
      The earliest cravats were simple silk ribbons tied in a bow in front. There was a second kind, the so-called regatte, representing an ordinary knot from which two long ends of ribbon hung down. The most ingenious form was the plastron, a more or less studied and compact interlacement of silk ribbon which filled the whole opening of the coat.