rebate (rabbet) A groove or recess cut into the edge of a board to
receive the edge of another piece.
Source: Construction Dictionary, 2nd printing 1979, published by Greater
Phoenix, Arizona Chapter #98 of The National Association of Women in
Construction. (P.O. Box 6142, Phoenix, Arizona 85505), Library of Congress
Catalog Card No. 78-54448
Comments: This dictionary started out as spiral bound book for the female
office staff to have terms used in construction clearly defined and built
up to be a dictionary in demand all over the country. I purchased mine
(628 pages) in 1980 and have not updated it, but more has been added to it
through the years in subsequent editions. It's amazing what is in it,
things not found in any other dictionary, truly a work of those who work
in the field. In addition to definitions, etc., it has measurement
references and various construction-related sketches.
Webster's ain't agonna have "Lu-Re-Co," "lump hammer," "plate bearing
test," or "Rosie O'Moore" (slang for a door). Neither will Webster's have
"frick" which is a McDonald's term used in their construction contracts
meaning to move one line item to another phase of the construction (like
from drive up to lobby). Yup, the fast-food restaurant chain.
Here's another one:
Snipe (noun) - The illusive bird we chased deep in the woods at nigh
with paper bags in our youth, (commonly referred to as "snipe hunting"
that, as adults, we commonly find perched on the edge of freshly plane
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