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From Gill +‎ sans serif.

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Gill Sans (uncountable)

  1. (typography) An easy-to-read style of sans-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill.
    • 1949 July and August, “Notes and News: Standard Station Signs”, in Railway Magazine, page 371:
      All lettering will be of the gill sans type on a background of the regional colour, and all signs will consist of enamelled metal plates of certain standard sizes which will allow ample areas of background and give a high degree of clarity to the lettering.