Origin of broad-gauge
Origin of broad gauge
verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
Synonyms for gauge
Examples from the Web for broad-gauge
Historical Examples of broad-gauge
Such was the broad-gauge estimate of one who knew Dickens well.Dickens' London
You don't want to make cotton-twist, or broad-gauge iron; so much the worse for you.
Then he turned around to inspect me, and I noticed his horns were the broad-gauge variety.The Nerve of Foley
Frank H. Spearman
For these and other reasons, a strong protest was made against any legislative interference with the broad-gauge system.
The results are very suitable for use in the present investigation, as the South Devon was to be a broad-gauge railway.
Word Origin for gauge
"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.