Rabbet

Definition of Rabbet

Rab´bet   Pronunciation: răb´bĕt
v. t.1.To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
[imp. & p. p. Rabbeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rabbeting.]
2.To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
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.
- Moxon.

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