Definition of rabbet in English:

rabbet

noun

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:

    [as modifier] ‘a rabbet joint’

verb

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

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

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French rabbat abatement, recess.

Pronunciation:

rabbet

/ˈrabɪt/