R . R, the eighteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a vocal consonant. It is sometimes called a semivowel, and a liquid. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 178, 179, and 250-254.
Ra n. A roe; a deer.
Ra- . A prefix, from the Latin re and ad combined, coming to us through the French and Italian. See Re-, and Ad-.
Raash n. The electric catfish.
Rab n. A rod or stick used by masons in mixing hair with mortar.
Rabat n. A polishing material made of potter's clay that has failed in baking.
Rabat n. A clerical linen collar.
Rabat n. A kind of clerical scarf fitted to a collar; as, a black silk rabat.
Rabate v. To recover to the fist, as a hawk.
Rabatine n. A collar or cape.
Rabato n. A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down collar; a rebato.
Rabbate v. t. To abate or diminish.
Rabbate n. Abatement.
Rabbet v. t. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
Rabbet v. t. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.