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spaceband

[ speys-band ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌbænd /
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Printing.

a wedge-shaped piece of metal used in typecasting machines to adjust the space between words and to justify lines of type.

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Origin of spaceband

First recorded in 1900–05; space + band2
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British Dictionary definitions for spaceband

spaceband
/ (ˈspeɪsˌbænd) /

noun

printing a device on a linecaster for evening up the spaces between words
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