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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of template.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pattern, guide, or model used to indicate the shape any piece of work is to assume when finished.
  • n. A strip of metal used in boiler-making, pierced with a series of holes, and serving as a guide in marking out a line of rivet-holes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gauge, pattern, or mold, commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work to be executed.
  • n. A short piece of timber, iron, or stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to distribute the weight or pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make or fit by a templet. Also template.
  • n. In ship-building, a skeleton framework made of thin strips of wood (or occasionally of thin sheet-metal) used to form the outline of any part, as of a plate or bar which is to be fitted to a particular place in the structure. The templet is formed and marked from the parts already erected in place; it is then taken and laid flat on the plate or bar to be used, and the outlines and rivet-holes are transferred to the plate or bar, which can then be sheared, punched, and curved so as to fit the place into which it is to go.
  • n. A pattern, guide, or model used to indicate the shape any piece of work is to assume when finished.
  • n. A strip of metal used in boiler-making, pierced with a series of holes, and serving as a guide in marking out a line of rivet-holes.
  • n. In building: A short piece of timber or a large stone placed in a wall to receive the impost of a girder, beam, etc., and distribute its weight.
  • n. A beam or plate spanning a door-or window-space to sustain joists and throw their weight on the piers.
  • n. One of the wedges in a building-block.
  • n. Same as temple.
  • n. In a brilliant, same as bezel, 2. See cut under brilliant.
  • n. Also template.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a model or standard for making comparisons

Etymologies

From French templet ("a stretcher"), from Latin templum ("a small timber, a purlin") (Wiktionary)

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