template , templet
1 a gauge or pattern, cut out in wood or metal, used in woodwork, etc., to help shape something accurately
2 a pattern cut out in card or plastic, used in various crafts to reproduce shapes
3 a short beam, made of metal, wood, or stone, that is used to spread a load, as over a doorway
4 (Biochem) the molecular structure of a compound that serves as a pattern for the production of the molecular structure of another specific compound in a reaction
(C17 templet (later spelling influenced by plate), probably from French, diminutive of temple3)
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