rabbet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English rabet, perhaps from Middle French rabat act of forcing down, from Old French rabattre to force down, fold over, reduce — more at rebate Date: 14th century a channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a surface; especially one intended to receive another member (as a panel) II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to unite the edges of in a rabbet joint 2. to cut a rabbet in intransitive verb to become joined by a rabbet

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  • Rabbet — Rab bet, n. [See {Rabbet}, v., and cf. {Rebate}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Carp.) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rabbet — Rab bet, n. [See {Rabbet}, v., and cf. {Rebate}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Carp.) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rabbet — [rab′it] n. [ME rabet < OFr rabat, rabbat, a beating down < rabattre: see REBATE1] a groove or recess cut in the edge of a board, plank, etc. in such a way that another piece may be fitted into it to form a joint (rabbet joint) vt. 1. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Rabbet — Rab bet (r[a^]b b[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rabbeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rabbeting}.] [F. raboter to plane, plane down,rabot a plane; pref. re re + OF. abouter, aboter. See {Abut}, and cf. {Rebut}.] 1. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rabbet — (n.) rectangular groove cut in a piece of timber, late 14c., from O.Fr. rabbat a recess in a wall, lit. a beating down, from rabattre beat down, beat back (see REBATE (Cf. rebate)). The verb is attested from 1560s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rabbet — A rabbet (also known as rebate) is a recess or groove cut into the edge of a piece of machineable material, usually wood. When viewed in cross section, a rabbet is two sided and open to the edge or end of the surface into which it is cut.The… …   Wikipedia

  • rabbet — /rab it/, n., v., rabbeted, rabbeting. n. 1. a deep notch formed in or near one edge of a board, framing timber, etc., so that something else can be fitted into it or so that a door or the like can be closed against it. 2. a broad groove let into …   Universalium

  • rabbet — rab•bet [[t]ˈræb ɪt[/t]] n. 1) bui a deep notch formed in or near one edge of a board, framing timber, etc., so that something else can be fitted into it or so that a door or the like can be closed against it 2) bui to cut a rabbet in (a board or …   From formal English to slang

  • rabbet — n. & v. n. a step shaped channel etc. cut along the edge or face or projecting angle of a length of wood etc., usu. to receive the edge or tongue of another piece. v.tr. (rabbeted, rabbeting) 1 join or fix with a rabbet. 2 make a rabbet in.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rabbet — 1. noun A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a plank of wood or other material; especially, one intended to fit another member to form a joint. 2. verb To cut a rabbet in a piece of material …   Wiktionary

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