REBA'TE, v.t.To blunt; to beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness.He doth rebate and blunt his natural edge.The keener edge of battle to rebate.
A kind of hard free stone used in pavements; also a piece of wood fastened to a long stick for beating mortar. Also an iron tool for dressing wood, &c. – Elmes.
In architecture, the groove or channel sunk on the edge of any piece of material.
RE-BATE, v.t. [Fr. rebattre; re and battre; It. ribattere.]
To blunt; to beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness.
He doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. – Shak.
The keener edge of battle to rebate. – Dryden.
- To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness;
to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for
- To abate; to
- A rectangular longitudinal
recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See
- To cut a rebate in.
See Rabbet, v.
- To deduct from; to make a discount from, as
interest due, or customs duties.
- Deduction; abatement; as, a
rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of
- A piece of wood hafted into a long stick,
and serving to beat out mortar.
- An iron tool sharpened something like a
chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
- A kind of hard
freestone used in making pavements.