rabbet

[ rab-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF rabbet

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RABBET

Set the fence and the stop at the desired width and depth of the rabbet.

In an end-lap joint on rabbeted pieces the joint must be adapted to the rabbet.

The rabbet should therefore be plowed before the joint is made.

It also fits into a rabbet on the upper back side of the shelf.

The sinking a rabbet in the dead-wood, wherein the heels of the timbers rest.

Cut them to fit the mortises in the posts, also rabbet the back rails for the backing.

Cut tenons on the end rails and rabbet them and the side pieces for the panels.

The panel may be of one piece, set into the rabbet and grooves.

This rabbet should not come quite to the front edge of the top.

The back should be set in a rabbet as in the cases already shown.

WORD ORIGIN

"rectangular groove cut out of the edge of a piece of wood or stone so that it may join by lapping with others," late 14c., from Old French rabat "a recess in a wall, a lower section," literally "a beating down," a back-formation from rabattre "to beat down, beat back" (see rebate (v.)). The verb is attested from mid-15c. (implied in rabetynge).

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