em quad


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n em quad a quad with a square body "since `em quad' is hard to distinguish from `en quad', printers sometimes called it a `mutton quad'"
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In literature:

A head-line of round, open capitals may even need em-quad spaces.
"Capitals" by Frederick W. Hamilton
The en quad is really a thick space, though called a quad, and is equal to half the em.
"Type" by A. A. Stewart