a plane for cutting rabbets or the like, having a blade set to one side at right angles or diagonally to the direction of motion.
Origin of rabbet plane
First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for rabbet plane
A block-plane is made which can, by means of a detachable side, be used as a rabbet-plane.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler