[rab-it] /ˈræb ɪt/
a deep notch formed in or near one edge of a board, framing timber, etc., so that something else can be fitted into it or so that a door or the like can be closed against it.
a broad groove let into the surface of a board or the like; dado.
verb (used with object), rabbeted, rabbeting.
to cut a rabbet in (a board or the like).
to join (boards or the like) by means of a rabbet or rabbets.
verb (used without object), rabbeted, rabbeting.
to join by a rabbet (usually followed by on or over).
a recess, groove, or step, usually of rectangular section, cut into a surface or along the edge of a piece of timber to receive a mating piece
a joint made between two pieces of timber using a rabbet
to cut or form a rabbet in (timber)
to join (pieces of timber) using a rabbet
“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).
rabbeting rab·bet·ing (rāb’ĭ-tĭng)
The making of congruous stepwise cuts on apposing bone surfaces for firmly holding together a fractured bone.
noun, Carpentry. 1. a joint between rabbeted parts.
noun, Carpentry. 1. a plane for cutting rabbets or the like, having a blade set to one side at right angles or diagonally to the direction of motion.
[rab-ahy] /ˈræb aɪ/ noun, plural rabbis. 1. the chief religious official of a synagogue, trained usually in a theological seminary and duly ordained, who delivers the sermon at a religious service and performs ritualistic, pastoral, educational, and other functions in and related to his or her capacity as a spiritual leader of Judaism and the […]
[rab-in] /ˈræb ɪn/ noun, Archaic. 1. 1 .