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rabbet

noun rab·bet \ 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 (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


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rabbet

verb

Definition of rabbet

rabbeted; rabbeting; rabbets
1 : to unite the edges of in a rabbet joint
2 : to cut a rabbet in
: to become joined by a rabbet

First Known Use of rabbet

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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