Though of narrow gauge the roadbed was laid for standard gauge, and this change can be made at any time.
This line has a length of seventy-nine miles, and is of a standard gauge.
The engines and cars are of American style and make, and the road is standard gauge.
Our car is adapted for service on any standard gauge road, so that we can travel in privacy throughout the United States.
The Beira line has a two-foot gauge, but is now being enlarged to the standard gauge.
One of the noticeable points about Spenlove was that he fitted into no standard gauge.
It is standard gauge, its length being 201 miles for the Tehuantepec connection, and 62 miles for the Vera Cruz branch.
We often make ninety miles an hour over the standard gauge roadbed, that equals any in this country.
To meet demands which the existing French railways were unable to meet, 843 miles of standard gauge railway were constructed.
The great majority of fits made under the standard gauge system consist of cylindrical pieces fitting into holes or bores.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]