a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like.
(nautical) a piece of marline used for fastening a sail to a spar
noun a type of grill used in Japanese hibachi restaurant for cooking food in front of the customers; also, food cooked in this manner Examples The highlight of the menu is the robata – a traditional cooking style of Hokkaido in northern Japan where the day’s catch is grilled on small fires. Word Origin 1980; […]
verb (used with object), robbed, robbing. 1. to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from. 2. to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due: They robbed her of her inheritance. 3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.). 4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously: […]
- Robben island
/ˈrɒbən/ noun 1. a small island in South Africa, 11 km (7 miles) off the Cape Peninsula: formerly used by the South African government to house political prisoners
noun 1. a person who robs. robber