- 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.
- Same as Rabbet joint, below. - To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
- To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet