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rab·bet(răb′ĭt) also re·bate (rē′bāt′, răb′ĭt)
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
1. To cut a rabbet in.
2. To join by a rabbet.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: rabbeted
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|Noun||1.||rabbet - a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together|
|Verb||1.||rabbet - join with a rabbet joint|
|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"
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