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reglet

[reg-lit] /ˈrɛg lɪt/
noun
1.
Architecture.
  1. a groove for guiding or holding a panel, window sash, etc.
  2. a narrow, flat molding; fillet.
2.
Printing.
  1. a thin strip, usually of wood, less than type-high, used to produce a blank in or about a page of type.
  2. such strips collectively.
Origin of reglet
1570-1580
1570-80; < French, diminutive of règle regle; see -et
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Examples from the Web for reglet
Historical Examples
  • If there are to be a number of pages, a page gage should be made from a strip of reglet or brass rule.

    Typesetting A. A. Stewart
  • Furniture Racks and CabinetsFor labor-saving fonts of reglet, wood furniture, soft metal or steel furniture, etc.

British Dictionary definitions for reglet

reglet

/ˈrɛɡlɪt/
noun
1.
a flat narrow architectural moulding
2.
(printing) a strip of oiled wood used for spacing between lines of hot metal type Compare lead2 (sense 7)
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, literally: a little rule, from regle rule, from Latin rēgula
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