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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Rabbet \Rab"bet\ (r[a^]b"b[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     {Rabbeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rabbeting}.] [F. raboter to
     plane, plane down,rabot a plane; pref. re- re- + OF. abouter,
     aboter. See {Abut}, and cf. {Rebut}.]
     1. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
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     2. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Rabbet \Rab"bet\, n. [See {Rabbet}, v., and cf. {Rebate}, n.]
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     1. (Carp.) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out
        of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended
        to receive another member, so as to break or cover the
        joint, or more easily to hold the members in place; thus,
        the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a
        door, is a rabbet, or rebate.
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     2. Same as Rabbet joint, below.
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     {Rabbet joint} (Carp.), a joint formed by fitting together
        rabbeted boards or timbers; -- called also {rabbet}.
     {Rabbet plane}, a joiner's plane for cutting a rabbet.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together [syn:
       v 1: join with a rabbet joint
       2: cut a rectangualr groove into

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "rabbet":
     ankle, articulate, articulation, batten, batten down, bezel, bolt,
     boundary, buckle, butt, button, canal, canalize, carve, cervix,
     chamfer, channel, chase, chink, chisel, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip,
     closure, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, corrugate,
     corrugation, coupling, crack, cranny, crimp, cut, dado, dike,
     ditch, dovetail, elbow, embrace, engrave, engraving, flute,
     fluting, furrow, gash, gliding joint, goffer, gouge, groove, gully,
     hasp, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hitch, hook, incise, incision,
     interface, jam, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle,
     latch, link, lock, microgroove, miter, mortise, nail, neck, peg,
     pin, pivot, pivot joint, pleat, plow, rifle, rifling, rivet, ruck,
     rut, scarf, score, scratch, screw, seam, sew, shoulder, skewer,
     slit, snap, staple, stick, stitch, streak, stria, striate,
     striation, sulcation, sulcus, suture, symphysis, tack, tie rod,
     toggle, toggle joint, trench, trough, union, wedge, weld,
     well-worn groove, wrinkle, wrist, zipper

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