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Back Rabbett


The surface against which the side of a plank lies in a rabbetted member. The end fastenings of the plank penetrate the back rabbett of a stem or sternpost; the lower or inner edge fastenings of a plank penetrate the back rabbett of a keel or horn timber.

Rabbett line = Outer Rabbett Line

Apex Line = Middle Rabbett Line, Margin Line

Bearding Line = Back Rabbett Line, Inner Rabbet Line


A common wooden boat design/construction word.

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