verb (used with object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
verb (used without object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
Words nearby rabbet
Origin of rabbet
OTHER WORDS FROM rabbetun·rab·bet·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for rabbet
The back should be set in a rabbet as in the cases already shown.
This rabbet should not come quite to the front edge of the top.
There is a rabbet in their inside upper edge, to receive the hatches or gratings.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Rabbet these pieces sufficient to allow the art glass to set in on the back sides and be fastened—about 1/4 in.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Cut a depression or kind of rabbet at each end down to this line (Fig. 686).