Definition of kern

Definition of kern
  1. kern Noun A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; often used as a term of contempt.
  2. kern Noun any part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter.
  3. kern Verb To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters (characters or glyphs), particularly in a proportional font (printing).
  4. kern Verb To perform a kerning adjustment.
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