[ reg-lit ]
/ ˈrɛg lɪt /
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  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.



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Origin of reglet

1570–80; <French, diminutive of règleregle; see -et
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Example sentences from the Web for reglet

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

  • Strips of wood, called reglet, are sometimes used as substitutes for leads and slugs in large sizes.

    Typesetting|A. A. Stewart
  • 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

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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