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A rebate or rabbet

A rabbet (also known as rebate) is a recess or groove cut into the edge of a piece of machineable material, usually wood. When viewed in cross-section, a rabbet is two-sided and open to the edge or end of the surface into which it is cut.

The word rabbet is from Old French rabbat, "a recess into a wall."[1]

An example of the use of a rabbet is in a glazing bar where it makes provision for the insertion of the pane of glass and putty. It may also accommodate the edge of the back panel of a cabinet. It is also used in door and casement window jambs. A rabbet can be used to form a joint with another piece of wood (often containing a dado).

Methods Edit

A rabbet can be cut by the following methods:

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