IPA: rˈæbɪt


  • 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.
  • Obsolete form of rabbit. [A mammal of the family Leporidae, with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail.]


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

Examples of "rabbet" in Sentences

  • The rabbet allows the boards to overlap in this area.
  • Everyone looking for rabbet can just follow the link.
  • A rabbet can be used to form a joint with another piece of wood.
  • November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm yore bunny-rabbet naught fit in yore pokket, tho?
  • The channel and rabbet groove receive the adjoining edges of the wall paneling.
  • If necessary, trim the edge of the rabbet with the use of a sharp wood chisel to make a well-fit joint.
  • Rabbet joint - The rabbet joint is ideal for corner constructions such as in making drawers and bookcases:
  • The steps in making the miter, mortise, rabbet, and tenon joints will be given in the second part of this article.
  • Is a good place to start: Of course, rabbet will avoid the facts and he and other will go off on some tangential escapade.
  • "The best readings of Inland Empire have rightly stressed the film's labyrinthine, rabbet-warren anarchitecture," writes k-punk.
  • In this second and concluding part, the steps in making the four other types of wood joints (miter, mortise, rabbet, and tenon) are provided.
  • I tape off the very outside 1/4 inch behind the rabbet of the frame and use that margin for the perspective grid marks for those pesky remote VPs.
  • 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.
  • "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.

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