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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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Translations

rabbet

n (= notch)Nut f; (= joint)Nutnaht f
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I promised Allworthy already to give up half my estate--od rabbet it!
The long boards go between the short boards with the grooves facing up and the frame-rest rabbets on the long boards facing toward the inside of the box.
The two walls are integrated by filling high-performance mortar into the space between a pair of trapezoidal rabbets. Compared with the conventional connection (Figure 1(c)), a segment reinforcement of RHC in the lower wall is left unbonded to increase the ductility and energy dissipation of the assembled structure, and the trapezoidal rabbets are used to enhance the connection's shear capacity.
Flat poplar wooden panels are fitted into rabbets in the frame.
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Position the rabbets on the inside edge of the rear of the frame.
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