spaceband

[ speys-band ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌbænd /

Printing.

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

Nearby words

  1. space-age,
  2. space-bar,
  3. space-filler,
  4. space-saving,
  5. space-time,
  6. spaceborne,
  7. spacecraft,
  8. spaced out,
  9. spaced-out,
  10. spaceflight

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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