rabbet joint


: a joint formed by fitting together rabbeted boards or timbers

Illustration of rabbet joint

Illustration of rabbet joint

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rabbet joint was circa 1828

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“Rabbet joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabbet%20joint. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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