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RABBET to RAISING a purchase
RABBET
RACK
RACKING
RAFT
RAFT-PORT
RAG-BOLT
RAILS
RAILS of the head
To RAISE
RAISING a purchase

RAKE to RATES

RATES to To REEVE

RECKONING to RHOMB-LINE

RIBBANDS to RIGGING-OUT a boom

RIGHTING to ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS

ROGUES-YARN to ROUND-HOUSE

ROUNDING to ROYAL

RUDDER to RUNNING-RIGGING


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RABBET to RAISING a purchase

RABBET

RABBET, (rablure, rabattre, Fr.) deep groove, or channel, cut in a piece of timber longitudinally, to receive the edge of a plank, or the ends of a number of planks, which are to be securely fastened therein. The depth of this channel is equal to the thickness of the plank, so that when the end of the latter is let into the rabbet, it will be level with the outside of the piece. Thus the ends of the lower planks of a ship's bottom terminate upon the stem afore, and the stern-post abaft, with whose hides their surfaces are even. The. surface of the garboard streak, whose edge is let into the keel, is, in the same manner, level with the side of the keel at the extremities of the vessel.


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