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Riglet

A thin piece of wood used for stretching the canvas of pictures; and in printing to regulate the margin, etc. (French, reglet, a rule or regulator; Latin, regula, a rule.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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