rabbet

noun
rab·bet | \ˈra-bət \

Definition of rabbet 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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)

rabbet

verb
rabbeted; rabbeting; rabbets

Definition of rabbet (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for rabbet

Noun

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

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