Pronunciation: (ri-gat'u, -gä'tu), [key]
1. a boat race, as of rowboats, yachts, or other vessels.
2. an organized series of such races.
3. (originally) a gondola race in Venice.
4. a strong, striped cotton fabric that is of twill weave.
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