Webster 1913 Edition
rebattreto beat again; pref.
battreto beat, L.
batuereto beat, strike. See
To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
rebateand blunt his natural edge.
To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties.
a cross which has the extremities of the arms bent back at right angles, as in the fylfot.
To abate; to withdraw.
rebateof interest for immediate payment; a
rebateof importation duties.
A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See
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.
[Perhaps a different word.]
A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
To cut a rebate in. See
Webster 1828 Edition
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.