Definitions for: Rabbet

[n] a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
[v] cut a rabbet in something
[v] join with a rabbet joint

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: rebate

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

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