Origin of templet
- a small sheet or strip of cardboard, plastic, or the like, that fits over a portion of the keyboard and provides ready reference to the keystroke commands of a particular software program.
- an electronic file with a predesigned, customized format and structure, as for a fax, letter, or expense report, ready to be filled in.
Origin of template
Examples from the Web for templet
Historical Examples of templet
This may be used as a templet for laying out the others and they can then be sawn separately.Handwork in Wood
The second templet is then used to strike off the inside of the bowl.Bird Houses Boys Can Build
Albert F. Siepert
The cylinder should never be in motion while the templet is being used.A Course In Wood Turning
Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
This templet is attached to a bar which, in turn, is fastened to a stationary bracket seen to the extreme left in Fig. 33.
The connection of the bracket (to which the templet arm is attached) with the stop-rod is clearly shown in Fig. 33.
Word Origin for template
1670s, templet "horizontal piece under a girder or beam," probably from French templet "weaver's stretcher," diminutive of temple, which meant the same thing, from Latin templum "plank, rafter," also "building for worship" (see temple (n.1)).
The meaning "pattern or gauge for shaping a piece of work" is first recorded 1819 in this form, earlier temple (1680s); the form was altered 1844, probably influenced by plate, but the pronunciation did not begin to shift until much more recently.