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[n] a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
[n] a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
[v] join with a rebate, as of pieces of timber or stone
[v] as of timber or stone
[v] give a rebate

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\Re*bate"\, v. t. [F. rebattre to beat again; pref re- re- + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See {Abate}.]
1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise. But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge. --Shak.
2. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties. --Blount. {Rebated cross}, a cross which has the extremities of the arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot.
\Re*bate"\, v. i. To abate; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Foxe.
\Re*bate"\, n.
1. Diminution.
2. (Com.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties. --Bouvier.
\Re*bate"\, n. [See {Rabbet}.]
1. (Arch.) A restangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See {Rabbet}.
2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar. --Elmes.
3. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood. --Elmes.
4. [Perhaps a different word.] A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements. [R.] --Elmes.
\Re*bate"\, v. t. To cut a rebate in. See {Rabbet}, v.

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