American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cut or groove along or near the edge of a piece of wood that allows another piece to fit into it to form a joint.
- n. A joint so made.
- v. To cut a rabbet in.
- v. To join by a rabbet.
- v. To be joined by a rabbet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut the edge of (a board) so that it will overlap that of the next piece, which is similarly cut out, and will form a close joint with this adjoining board; cut or form a rabbet in (a board or piece of timber). See rabbet, n.
- n. A cut made on the edge of a board so that it may join by lapping with another board similarly cut; also, a rectangular recess, channel, or groove cut along the edge of a board or the like to receive a corresponding projection cut on the edge of another board, etc., required to fit into it. Rabbets are common in paneling. See also cut under match-joint.
- n. Same as rabbet-plane.
- n. 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.
- v. transitive To cut a rabbet in a piece of material.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
- v. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
- n. (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.
- n. Same as
Rabbet joint, below.
- v. cut a rectangular groove into
- n. a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
- v. join with a rabbet joint
- Middle English rabet, from Old French rabat, recess in a wall, act of beating down, from rabattre, to beat down again; see rebate1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“rabbet," ploughed around the front, back, and sides of the drawers; or the top frame may have a tongue fitting inside the whole substance of the drawer, or the glass may be a fixture, beaded or puttied in on top, the whole of the bottom unscrewing from the drawer frame.”
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“The steps in making the miter, mortise, rabbet, and tenon joints will be given in the second part of this article.”
“Rabbet joint - The rabbet joint is ideal for corner constructions such as in making drawers and bookcases:”
“In this second and concluding part, the steps in making the four other types of wood joints (miter, mortise, rabbet, and tenon) are provided.”
“If necessary, trim the edge of the rabbet with the use of a sharp wood chisel to make a well-fit joint.”
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