rabbet, rab′et, n. a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it.
The rabbet should therefore be plowed before the joint is made.
While this is drying, an inlaid border strip as wide as the rabbet, either plain or built up, should be prepared.
Cut them to fit the mortises in the posts, also rabbet the back rails for the backing.
Letting one piece of timber into another with a rabbet to give additional strength or finish.
Cut tenons on the end rails and rabbet them and the side pieces for the panels.
The coney is called the first year a rabbet, and afterwards an old coney.
The panel may be of one piece, set into the rabbet and grooves.
In an end-lap joint on rabbeted pieces the joint must be adapted to the rabbet.
This rabbet should not come quite to the front edge of the top.
"rectangular groove cut out of the edge of a piece of wood or stone so that it may join by lapping with others," late 14c., from Old French rabat "a recess in a wall, a lower section," literally "a beating down," a back-formation from rabattre "to beat down, beat back" (see rebate (v.)). The verb is attested from mid-15c. (implied in rabetynge).