reg·​let ˈre-glət How to pronounce reglet (audio)
: a flat narrow architectural molding
: a strip of wood used like a lead between lines of type

Word History


French réglet, from Middle French reglet straightedge, from regle rule, from Latin regula — more at rule

First Known Use

1636, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of reglet was in 1636

Dictionary Entries Near reglet

Cite this Entry

“Reglet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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