Tem"plet (?), n. [LL. templatus
vaulted, from L. templum a small timber.] [Spelt also
template.] 1. A gauge, pattern, or mold,
commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work to
be executed; as, a mason's or a wheelwright's templet.
2. (Arch.) A short piece of timber, iron, or
stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to distribute the
weight or pressure.