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rabbet

rab·bet

 (răb′ĭt) also re·bate (rē′bāt′, răb′ĭt)
n.
1. A cut or groove along or near the edge of a piece of wood that allows another piece to fit into it to form a joint.
2. A joint so made.
v. rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing, rab·bets also re·bat·ed or re·bat·ing or re·bates
v.tr.
1. To cut a rabbet in.
2. To join by a rabbet.
v.intr.
To be joined by a rabbet.

[Middle English rabet, from Old French rabat, recess in a wall, act of beating down, from rabattre, to beat down again; see rebate1.]

rabbet

(ˈræbɪt) or

rebate

n
1. (Building) a recess, groove, or step, usually of rectangular section, cut into a surface or along the edge of a piece of timber to receive a mating piece
2. (Building) a joint made between two pieces of timber using a rabbet
vb (tr)
3. (Building) to cut or form a rabbet in (timber)
4. (Building) to join (pieces of timber) using a rabbet
[C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down]

rab•bet

(ˈræb ɪt)
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.
v.t.
2. to cut a rabbet in (a board or the like).
3. to join (boards or the like) by means of a rabbet or rabbets.
v.i.
4. to join by a rabbet (usu. fol. by on or over).
[1350–1400; Middle English rabet < Old French rabat, n. derivative of rabattre to beat back, beat down; see rebate]

rabbet


Past participle: rabbeted
Gerund: rabbeting

Imperative
rabbet
rabbet
Present
I rabbet
you rabbet
he/she/it rabbets
we rabbet
you rabbet
they rabbet
Preterite
I rabbeted
you rabbeted
he/she/it rabbeted
we rabbeted
you rabbeted
they rabbeted
Present Continuous
I am rabbeting
you are rabbeting
he/she/it is rabbeting
we are rabbeting
you are rabbeting
they are rabbeting
Present Perfect
I have rabbeted
you have rabbeted
he/she/it has rabbeted
we have rabbeted
you have rabbeted
they have rabbeted
Past Continuous
I was rabbeting
you were rabbeting
he/she/it was rabbeting
we were rabbeting
you were rabbeting
they were rabbeting
Past Perfect
I had rabbeted
you had rabbeted
he/she/it had rabbeted
we had rabbeted
you had rabbeted
they had rabbeted
Future
I will rabbet
you will rabbet
he/she/it will rabbet
we will rabbet
you will rabbet
they will rabbet
Future Perfect
I will have rabbeted
you will have rabbeted
he/she/it will have rabbeted
we will have rabbeted
you will have rabbeted
they will have rabbeted
Future Continuous
I will be rabbeting
you will be rabbeting
he/she/it will be rabbeting
we will be rabbeting
you will be rabbeting
they will be rabbeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rabbeting
you have been rabbeting
he/she/it has been rabbeting
we have been rabbeting
you have been rabbeting
they have been rabbeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rabbeting
you will have been rabbeting
he/she/it will have been rabbeting
we will have been rabbeting
you will have been rabbeting
they will have been rabbeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rabbeting
you had been rabbeting
he/she/it had been rabbeting
we had been rabbeting
you had been rabbeting
they had been rabbeting
Conditional
I would rabbet
you would rabbet
he/she/it would rabbet
we would rabbet
you would rabbet
they would rabbet
Past Conditional
I would have rabbeted
you would have rabbeted
he/she/it would have rabbeted
we would have rabbeted
you would have rabbeted
they would have rabbeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rabbet - a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces togetherrabbet - a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
Verb1.rabbet - join with a rabbet joint
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
2.rabbet - cut a rectangular groove into
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
Translations

rabbet

n (= notch)Nut f; (= joint)Nutnaht f
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