Definition of Rabbet

1. Noun. A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together.

Exact synonyms: Rebate
Generic synonyms: Channel, Groove
Derivative terms: Rebate, Rebate

2. Verb. Join with a rabbet joint.
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join

3. Verb. Cut a rectangular groove into.
Generic synonyms: Cut Out

Definition of Rabbet

1. v. t. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.

2. n. A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the joint, or more easily to hold the members in place; thus, the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a door, is a rabbet, or rebate.

Definition of Rabbet

1. Noun. A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a plank of wood or other material; especially, one intended to fit another member to form a joint. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cut a rabbet in a piece of material. ¹

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Definition of Rabbet

1. to cut a groove in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rabbet

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rabbet joint
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Literary usage of Rabbet

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1. Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: Being the Article by Augustin Francis Bullock Creuze (1841)
"From our preceding remarks, it will be perceived, that in the half- breadth plan the upper diagonals will terminate at the aft part of the rabbet of the ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1783)
"At the height of either ribband or water-lines, at the rabbet of the ... the infide of the rabbet muft be fet off on the diagonal line in the body-plan, ..."

3. Small Yacht Construction and Rigging by Linton Hope (1903)
"CUTTING THE rabbet AND FAIRING THE MOULDS. T is a common practice for ... Before starting on the rabbet, a gauge must be cut out of a small piece of hard ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"With the middle of rabbet thus fixed in proper relation to the faired surface of the fore end of the ship, tne sections of the stem by the water- ..."

5. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"... of the after part from the rabbet on the upper ed^e of the keel, ... of the plank en the bottom, will be the aft fide of the rabbet : and hence the ..."

6. Naval Architecture: A Manual on Laying-off Iron, Steel and Composite Vessels by Thomas Henry Watson (1898)
"... Bearding Line approximately—To Fin'l Middle Line of rabbet by an Exact Method—To ... Method—Form of the rabbet in the Main Keel Pies- Working Base Line. ..."

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