See under gauge (def. 15).
- Also especially in technical use, broad gage .
Other definitions for broad-gauge (2 of 2)
Railroads. of or relating to equipment designed for a railroad having track of a broad gauge: broad-gauge rolling stock.
of wide scope, application, or experience: broad-gauge efforts to improve the health of our citizens.
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How to use broad gauge in a sentence
The extensions of the broad-gauge companies are, it is estimated, to cost 9,000 per mile for track and stations alone.Argentina | W. A. Hirst
At Mladinovatz all this mass of commissariat and suffering must needs be transferred from or to the broad-gauge line.
Little notion had she of the broad gauge those questions would run upon.East Lynne | Mrs. Henry Wood
Locomotive and atmospheric lines, broad-gauge and narrow-gauge lines, were granted without hesitation.Lives of the Engineers | Samuel Smiles
For variety, I took the broad-gauge road, but found little difference in the country through which we passed.In Indian Mexico (1908) | Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for broad gauge
a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56 1/2 inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems
of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track
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