Reglet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reglet (Arch) A flat, narrow molding, used chiefly to separate the parts or members of compartments or panels from one another, or doubled, turned, and interlaced so as to form knots, frets, or other ornaments. See Illust. (12) of Column.
    • Reglet (Print) A strip of wood or metal of the height of a quadrat, used for regulating the space between pages in a chase, and also for spacing out title-pages and other open matter. It is graded to different sizes, and designated by the name of the type that it matches; as, nonpareil reglet, pica reglet, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reglet In printing, a thin strip of wood, less than type-high, used in composition to make blanks about a page, or between the lines of large types in open display. Reglets are made of the width of ordinary text-types, from pearl to great primer. Broader strips of wood are known as furniture.
    • n reglet In architecture, a narrow flat molding, employed to separate panels or other members, or to form knots, frets, and other ornaments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Reglet reg′let a flat, narrow moulding, used to separate panels, &c.: a fillet:
    • n Reglet reg′let (print.) a ledge of wood thicker than a lead, and used for a like purpose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réglet, dim. of règle, a rule, L. regula,. See Rule
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., dim. of règle—L. regula, a rule.

Usage

In literature:

What was the old method of keeping reglets and wood furniture, and what was its disadvantage?
"Type Cases and Composing-room furniture" by A. A. Stewart
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