verb (used with object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
verb (used without object), rab·bet·ed, rab·bet·ing.
Origin of rabbet
Examples from the Web for rabbeting
Fillister, fil′is-ter, n. a rabbeting plane used in making window-sashes.
This method does away with the use of the rabbeting plane and miter box, both of which are difficult to use with accuracy.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
In cutting the rebate the easiest way is to use a rabbeting plane and cut the full length of the pieces.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Also, without the rabbeting water may get under the cap, and pass along the top till a hole lets it among the bees.Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained|M. Quinby
For rabbeting and fillister work the upper holes q are used, while using ploughs the lower ones are brought into requisition.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
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).