a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
join with a rabbet joint
cut a rectangular groove into
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.
To cut a rabbet in a piece of material.
to cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet
to unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint
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
same as Rabbet joint, below
Origin: [See Rabbet, v., and cf. Rebate, n.]
A rabbet is a recess or groove cut into the edge of a piece of machineable material, usually wood. When viewed in cross-section, a rabbet is two-sided and open to the edge or end of the surface into which it is cut. The word rabbet is from Old French rabbat, "a recess into a wall." An example of the use of a rabbet is in a glazing bar where it makes provision for the insertion of the pane of glass and putty. It may also accommodate the edge of the back panel of a cabinet. It is also used in door and casement window jambs, and for shiplap planking. A rabbet can be used to form a joint with another piece of wood.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rab′et, n. a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it.—v.t. to groove a plank thus.—ns. Rabb′eting-machine′, -plane, -saw, for ploughing and cutting grooves; Rabb′et-joint, a joint formed by fitting together timber with rabbets. [O. Fr. raboter, to plane—rabouter—re-, again, aboter, abouter, to thrust against.]
The numerical value of rabbet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of rabbet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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