(Ra) n. A roe; a deer. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ra-). A prefix, from the Latin re and ad combined, coming to us through the French and Italian.
See Re-, and Ad-.
(Raash) n. [Cf. Ar. ra'ash trembling, tremor.] (Zoöl.) The electric catfish. [Written also raasch.]
(Rab) n. A rod or stick used by masons in mixing hair with mortar.
(Rab"at) n. [See Rabot.] A polishing material made of potter's clay that has failed in baking.
(Ra*bate") v. t. [F. rabattre to beat down; pref. re- + abattre. See Abate, and cf. Rebate,
v.] (Falconry) To recover to the fist, as a hawk. [Obs.]
(Rab"a*tine) n. [See Rabato.] A collar or cape. [Obs.] Sir W. Scott.
(Ra*ba"to) n. [F. rabat, fr. rabattre. See Rabate.] A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down
collar; a rebato. [Obs.] Shak.
(Rab*bate") v. t. [See Rabate.] To abate or diminish. [Obs.] n. Abatement. [Obs.]
(Rab"bet) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rabbeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rabbeting.] [F. raboter to plane,
plane down,rabot a plane; pref. re- re- + OF. abouter, aboter. See Abut, and cf. Rebut.]
1. To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
2. To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
(Rab"bet), n. [See Rabbet, v., and cf. Rebate, n.]
1. (Carp.) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially,
one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the joint, or more easily to hold the
members in place; thus, the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a door, is a rabbet, or
2. Same as Rabbet joint, below.
Rabbet joint (Carp.), a joint formed by fitting together rabbeted boards or timbers; called also rabbet.
Rabbet plane, a joiner's plane for cutting a rabbet. Moxon.