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Meaning of RABBET

Pronunciation:  'rabit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
  2. [v]  cut a rabbet in something
  3. [v]  join with a rabbet joint

RABBET is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rebate
 See Also: bring together, channel, cut out, groove, join



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rab"bet\, 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 rabbet.
    2. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
  2. \Rab"bet\, n. [See {Rabbet} v., and cf. {Rebate}, n.]
    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
       joint, or more easily to hold the members in place; thus,
       the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a
       door, is a rabbet, or rebate.
    2. Same as Rabbet joint, below.
    {Rabbet joint} (Carp.), a joint formed by fitting together
       rabbeted boards or timbers: -- called also {rabbet}.
    {Rabbet plane}, a joiner's plane for cutting a rabbet.