Definition for RAB'BET

RAB'BET, v.t. [Fr. raboter.]

  1. To pare down the edge of a board or other piece of timber, for the purpose of receiving the edge of another piece by lapping and thus uniting the two. – Moxon.
  2. To lap and unite the edges of boards, &c. In ship carpentry, to let the edge of a plank into the keel. – Mar. Dict.

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