- 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.
- to cut a rabbet in (a board or the like).
- to join (boards or the like) by means of a rabbet or rabbets.
- to join by a rabbet (usually followed by on or over).
Origin of rabbet
Related Words for rabbetingshave, slice, rip, slash, carve, curtail, divide, pink, depress, cut, dent, serrate, mark, hollow, nick, score, bash, dint, jag, notch
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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
Fillister, fil′is-ter, n. a rabbeting plane used in making window-sashes.
For rabbeting and fillister work the upper holes q are used, while using ploughs the lower ones are brought into requisition.
In place of matching heads, heads for beading, rabbeting, or fancy siding may then be used.
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
- 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
- to cut or form a rabbet in (timber)
- to join (pieces of timber) using a rabbet
Word Origin for rabbet
Word Origin and History for rabbeting
"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).
- The making of congruous stepwise cuts on apposing bone surfaces for firmly holding together a fractured bone.