Joinery 101 – The Rabbet Joint

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Wikipedia defines a rabbet as:
a recess or groove cut into the edge of a piece of machinable 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” and rabattre “to beat down”.

The Oxford dictionary gives the origin of the woodworking usage of the word “rebate” as:
Late 17th century: alteration of rabbet.”

Again, I’m not saying that “rebate” is an unacceptable term, just that a better, more apt one exists and is in common use here in North America.

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