rabbet

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From Middle English rabeten, from Old French raboter, rabouter (to thrust back, verb), from Old French re- + boter, bouter.

The noun is from Middle English rabet, from Old French rabot, from the verb.

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rabbet (plural rabbets)

  1. A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a plank of wood or other material; especially, one intended to fit another member to form a joint.
A rabbet (rebate) for joining wood

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rabbet (third-person singular simple present rabbets, present participle rabbeting, simple past and past participle rabbeted)

  1. (transitive) To cut a rabbet in a piece of material.

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