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rabbet

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noun rab·bet \ˈra-bət\

Definition of rabbet

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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rabbet

verb rab·bet

Definition of rabbet

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite the edges of in a rabbet joint

  3. 2 :  to cut a rabbet in

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become joined by a rabbet

15th Century

First Known Use of rabbet

15th century

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