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A fine line finishing off the main strokes of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M.
serif(ˈsɛrɪf) or rarely
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a small line at the extremities of a main stroke in a type character
[C19: perhaps from Dutch schreef dash, probably of Germanic origin, compare Old High German screvōn to engrave]
a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of E.