Meaning of rabbet in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrabɪt/


North American
  • A step-shaped recess cut along the edge or in the face of a piece of wood, typically forming a match to the edge or tongue of another piece; a rebate.

    • ‘a rabbet joint’

verbverb rabbets, verb rabbeting, verb rabbeted

[with object]North American
  • 1Make a rebate in (a piece of wood).

    1. 1.1with object Join or fix (a piece of wood) to another with a rebate.


Late Middle English from Old French rabbat ‘abatement, recess’.