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rabbet

rab·bet

rabbet

 
pronunciation:
rae biht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slot or groove cut into the edge of a board, frame, or the like, to receive a projecting edge of another piece so that the two fit together.
definition 2: any joint formed using rabbets.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rabbeting, rabbets, rabbetted
definition 1: to cut a rabbet into.
definition 2: to join (two boards or the like) using rabbets.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be or become joined by rabbets.