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noun as in notch

noun as in rut

verb as in indent

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Rabbet, rab′et, n. a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it.

Rabbet these pieces sufficient to allow the art glass to set in on the back sides and be fastened—about 1/4 in.

For the outside rabbet, one piece 11 inch, 371/2 long; this nailed to the end of the box forms rabbet for the trays to rest on.

The re-entering angle left upon the wood is called the rebate or rabbet.

There is a rabbet in their inside upper edge, to receive the hatches or gratings.


On this page you'll find 228 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rabbet, such as: laceration, wound, carving, chip, chop, and cleavage.

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