- 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. (noun)
- A joint so made. (noun)
- To cut a rabbet in. (verb-transitive)
- To join by a rabbet. (verb-transitive)
- To be joined by a rabbet. (verb-intransitive)
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