1. rabbet

verb. cut a rectangular groove into.


  • begin

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2. rabbet

noun. a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together.


  • channel
  • rebate


  • disconnect
  • disassemble
  • detach

3. rabbet

verb. join with a rabbet joint.


  • bring together


  • uncut
  • disjoint

Sentences with rabbet

1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a plate of glass, your picture and a piece of cardboard or matte board for protection into the rabbet on the wall side of the frame.

2. Adjective
All frame measurements that designate the size of picture able to fit are determined by the interior (rabbet side) length and width.

3. Verb, base form
When the two pieces of plywood butt together, the lips fit together like puzzle pieces that, when glued, form a strong half-lap or rabbet joint.