Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
A groove cut into a part.
A strip applied to a part as, for example, a stop or seal.
A joint formed by fitting one member into a groove, channel, or recess in the face or edge of a second member.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A long groove or channel that is cut into the edge or face of a board to receive another board that is fitted into the groove at a right angle to it.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
1. A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a member; esp. one to receive another member, or one to receive a frame inserted in a door or window opening, or the recess into which glass is installed in a window sash.
2. A rabbet joint.
3. A shallow recess in one body to receive another, as at the edges of a pair of doors or windows so shaped as to provide a tight fit; one half of the edge projects beyond, and serves as a stop for, the other edge of each leaf.
4. A rabbet plane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.