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spaceband

[speys-band] /ˈspeɪsˌbænd/
Printing.
1.
a wedge-shaped piece of metal used in typecasting machines to adjust the space between words and to justify lines of type.
Origin of spaceband
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; space + band2
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British Dictionary definitions for spaceband

spaceband

/ˈspeɪsˌbænd/
noun
1.
(printing) a device on a linecaster for evening up the spaces between words
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