Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
  2. (verb, contact) join with a rabbet joint
  3. (verb, contact) cut a rectangular groove into

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Synonyms of Rabbet


Alternate forms of Rabbet

Derivations: rabbet

Hypernyms: bring together, channel, cut out, groove, join

Origin of the word Rabbet

  1. 1382 (implied in rabbeting), from O.Fr. rabbat "a recess in a wall," lit. "a beating down," from rabattre "beat down, beat back" (see rebate). The verb is attested from 1565. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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