Definitions for: Rebate

[n] a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
[n] a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
[v] join with a rebate, as of pieces of timber or stone
[v] as of timber or stone
[v] give a rebate

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*bate", v. t. [F. rebattre to beat again; pref re-
re- + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See
1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt;
to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.

But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. --Shak.

2. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due,
or customs duties. --Blount.

Rebated cross, a cross which has the extremities of the
arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot.

Re*bate", v. i.
To abate; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Foxe.

Re*bate", n.
1. Diminution.

2. (Com.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for
immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties.

Re*bate", n. [See Rabbet.]
1. (Arch.) A restangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut
in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See Rabbet.

2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to
beat out mortar. --Elmes.

3. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used
for dressing and polishing wood. --Elmes.

4. [Perhaps a different word.] A kind of hard freestone used
in making pavements. [R.] --Elmes.

Re*bate", v. t.
To cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v.

Synonyms: cut a rebate in, discount, rabbet

See Also: bring together, channel, cut, discount, groove, join, refund, rent-rebate, rusticate

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