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rabbet

[ rab-it ]
/ 藞r忙b 瑟t /
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noun
a deep notch formed in or near one edge of a board, framing timber, etc., so that something else can be fitted into it or so that a door or the like can be closed against it.
a broad groove let into the surface of a board or the like; dado.
verb (used with object), rab路bet路ed, rab路bet路ing.
to cut a rabbet in (a board or the like).
to join (boards or the like) by means of a rabbet or rabbets.
verb (used without object), rab路bet路ed, rab路bet路ing.
to join by a rabbet (usually followed by on or over).
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Also rebate.

Origin of rabbet

1350鈥1400; Middle English rabet<Old French rabat, derivative of rabattre to beat back, beat down; see rebate1

OTHER WORDS FROM rabbet

un路rab路bet路ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rabbet

rabbet , rabbit, rarebit, rebate
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British Dictionary definitions for rabbet

rabbet

rebate

/ (藞r忙b瑟t) /

noun
a recess, groove, or step, usually of rectangular section, cut into a surface or along the edge of a piece of timber to receive a mating piece
a joint made between two pieces of timber using a rabbet
verb (tr)
to cut or form a rabbet in (timber)
to join (pieces of timber) using a rabbet

Word Origin for rabbet

C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down
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