verb (used with object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
verb (used without object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
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Origin of rabbet
OTHER WORDS FROM rabbetun·rab·bet·ed, adjective
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Rabbet, rab′et, n. a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it.
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
For the outside rabbet, one piece 11 inch, 371/2 long; this nailed to the end of the box forms rabbet for the trays to rest on.The Apple|Various
The re-entering angle left upon the wood is called the rebate or rabbet.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
There is a rabbet in their inside upper edge, to receive the hatches or gratings.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth