[ reg-lit ]
/ ˈrɛg lɪt /


  1. a groove for guiding or holding a panel, window sash, etc.
  2. a narrow, flat molding; fillet.
  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.

Nearby words

  1. registry,
  2. registry office,
  3. regius,
  4. regius professor,
  5. regle,
  6. regma,
  7. regmaker,
  8. regnal,
  9. regnant,
  10. regnat populus

Origin of reglet

1570–80; < French, diminutive of règle regle; see -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reglet

  • 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


/ (ˈrɛɡlɪt) /


a flat narrow architectural moulding
printing a strip of oiled wood used for spacing between lines of hot metal typeCompare lead 2 (def. 7)

Word Origin for reglet

C16: from Old French, literally: a little rule, from regle rule, from Latin rēgula

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