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Definition of "rabbet" []

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rabbet" in a sentence
  • ""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."
  • "Silly rabbet, everybody knows that it's the Realclimate Team who's politicizing the science, and besides, the deniers are simply honest broker skeptics who just want to know the truth."
  • "Is a good place to start: Of course, rabbet will avoid the facts and he and other will go off on some tangential escapade."