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Muntin Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Muntin \Mun"tin\, Munting \Mun"ting\, n. [CF. Montant.] (Arch.) Same as Mullion; -- especially used in joiner's work.
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Muntin or Muntin bar is a strip of wood or metal separating and holding panes of glass in a window. Muntins are also called "glazing bars", "muntin bars", or "sash bars". Muntins can be found in doors, windows and furniture, typically in western styles of architecture. Muntins create a grid system used to divide small panes of glass, called "lights" or "lites", into a single window sash or casement.

Windows with "true divided lights" make use of thin muntins, typically 1/2" to 7/8" wide in residential windows, positioned between individual panes of glass. In wooden windows, a fillet is cut into the outer edge of the muntin to "stop" the pane of glass in the opening, and putty or thin strips of wood or metal are then used to hold the glass in place. The inner sides of wooden muntins are typically milled to traditional profiles. In the U.S., the thickness of window muntins has varied historically, ranging from very slim muntins in 19th century Greek revival buildings to thick muntins in 17th and early 18th century buildings.

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