broad gauge

  1. See under gauge (def. 15).

Origin of broad gauge

First recorded in 1835–45
  • Also especially in technical use, broad gage .

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Other definitions for broad-gauge (2 of 2)


or broad-gauged

[ brawd-geyj ]

  1. Railroads. of or relating to equipment designed for a railroad having track of a broad gauge: broad-gauge rolling stock.

  2. of wide scope, application, or experience: broad-gauge efforts to improve the health of our citizens.

Origin of broad-gauge

1835–45, for an earlier sense Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for broad gauge

broad gauge

  1. 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

  1. of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track

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