verb (used with object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
verb (used without object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
Origin of rabbet
Related Words for rabbetlaceration, wound, trench, shave, slice, rip, slash, carve, curtail, divide, gash, cut, indent, incision, scratch, indenture, gap, nick, score, cleft
Examples from the Web for rabbet
Historical Examples of rabbet
Set the fence and the stop at the desired width and depth of the rabbet.
In an end-lap joint on rabbeted pieces the joint must be adapted to the rabbet.
The rabbet should therefore be plowed before the joint is made.
It also fits into a rabbet on the upper back side of the shelf.
The sinking a rabbet in the dead-wood, wherein the heels of the timbers rest.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Word Origin for rabbet
"rectangular groove cut out of the edge of a piece of wood or stone so that it may join by lapping with others," late 14c., from Old French rabat "a recess in a wall, a lower section," literally "a beating down," a back-formation from rabattre "to beat down, beat back" (see rebate (v.)). The verb is attested from mid-15c. (implied in rabetynge).