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Rabbet Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    rabbet n : a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together [syn: rebate] v
  1. join with a rabbet joint
  2. cut a rectangualr groove into
Rabbet Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rabbet \Rab"bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rabbeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rabbeting.] [F. raboter to plane, plane down,rabot a plane; pref. re- re- + OF. abouter, aboter. See Abut, and cf. Rebut.]
  1. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
  2. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
Rabbet Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rabbet \Rab"bet\, n. [See Rabbet v., and cf. Rebate, n.]
  1. (Carp.) 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.
  2. Same as Rabbet joint, below. Rabbet joint (Carp.), a joint formed by fitting together rabbeted boards or timbers: -- called also rabbet. Rabbet plane, a joiner's plane for cutting a rabbet. --Moxon.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Rabbet'

A rabbet (also known as rebate) 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 (often containing a dado).

A rabbet can be cut by the following methods:

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