One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin strip of wood or metal used to separate type.
- ‘A reglet plane (not to be confused with a raglet) was used to make the strips of wood (reglets) used to space type in hand typesetting.’
A narrow strip used to separate mouldings or panels from one another.
Mid 17th century: from French réglet, diminutive of règle ‘rule’.
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