rabbet

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rab·bet

noun \ˈra-bət\

Definition of RABBET

:  a channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a surface; especially :  one intended to receive another member (as a panel)

Origin of RABBET

Middle English rabet, perhaps from Middle French rabat act of forcing down, from Old French rabattre to force down, fold over, reduce — more at rebate
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RABBET

2rabbet

verb

Definition of RABBET

transitive verb
1
:  to unite the edges of in a rabbet joint
2
:  to cut a rabbet in
intransitive verb
:  to become joined by a rabbet

First Known Use of RABBET

15th century

Rhymes with RABBET

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