• Rabbet-Plane.  Molding-Plane
    Rabbet-Plane. Molding-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rabbet cut a rectangular groove into
    • v rabbet join with a rabbet joint
    • n rabbet a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
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17 End lap with rabbet 17 End lap with rabbet
33 Mortise and tenon with rabbet 33 Mortise and tenon with rabbet
71 Rabbeted 71 Rabbeted

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rabbet (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.
    • Rabbet Same as Rabbet joint, below.
    • Rabbet To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
    • Rabbet To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rabbet To cut the edge of (a board) so that it will overlap that of the next piece, which is similarly cut out, and will form a close joint with this adjoining board; cut or form a rabbet in (a board or piece of timber). See rabbet, n.
    • n rabbet A cut made on the edge of a board so that it may join by lapping with another board similarly cut; also, a rectangular recess, channel, or groove cut along the edge of a board or the like to receive a corresponding projection cut on the edge of another board, etc., required to fit into it. Rabbets are common in paneling. See also cut under match-joint.
    • n rabbet Same as rabbet-plane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rabbet rab′et a groove cut in the edge of a plank so that another may fit into it
    • v.t Rabbet to groove a plank thus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. raboter, to plane, plane down,rabot, a plane; pref. re-, re- + OF. abouter, aboter,. See Abut, and cf. Rebut


In literature:

And then he secretly charged Rabbet with the misfortune of his life.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
The three external plankings as well as the lining are all rabbeted into the stem.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
Lap dovetailing and rabbeting.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884" by Various
Depth to rabbet of keel 3 ft. 3-1/3 in.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885" by Various
It warn't a week afore he wuz runnin' a rabbet and run right into it.
"A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Shading with Beads and Rabbets.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The rabbets are cut out with a rabbeting-plane before mitering and assembling.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
There were, however, some ancient rabbeted stones lying near.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
It will be noted that the edges of the lid are rabbeted.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
A framing composed of coamings and head-ledges raised above the deck, with a top which shuts closely over into a rabbet.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In news:

Milling angled dadoes, angled sliding dovetails and angled rabbets have always been a challenge.
Matt Bickford is a Connecticut based woodworker who produces a remarkable line of wooden rabbet and molding planes.
I also use it to set saw blade heights and check the depth of rabbets and dadoes.
The router, in my opinion, is the best all-around rabbeting tool.
It almost seems that rabbeting is something a router does best.
Rabbeting with a Piloted Bit.
The first choice for the average rabbeting operation is the rabbet bit, which has a pilot.
The 2 wide blade also extends the full width of the tool's body, like a rabbet plane, so you can scrape up to a corner.
Best Size for a Rabbeting Bit.
To make the best use of rabbets, you need to know the various ways to cut them, when to use each method, and how to make the cuts effectively.
Although simple in appearance, there's more to the rabbet cut than first meets the eye.
With a shoulder plane, you can smooth rabbets right up to the shoulder for cleaner edges and stronger glue joint.
To make the box, I drilled holes for the hoses and rabbeted the box sides for the 1/8-in.