something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat.
Archaic. a challenge.
Archaic. a pledge or pawn; security.
Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager.
Other definitions for gage (2 of 4)
(chiefly in technical use) gauge.
- gager, noun
Other definitions for gage (3 of 4)
Other definitions for Gage (4 of 4)
Thomas, 1721–87, British general in America 1763–76.
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How to use gage in a sentence
The effect of the drought on stream-flow at the mainstream gaging station 2.1 miles south of Lawrence is presented in Table 1.Fishes of the Wakarusa River in Kansas | James E. Deacon
By planing the ends and the width before the thickness is planed, a dressed face is secured all around for gaging the thickness.
To secure accuracy, all gaging on the surface of wood, should be done from the "working face" or "working edge."
With the gage, mark short lines at the points of insertion in the center of each edge, gaging from the outside faces.
The tool shown in Fig. 51 is used for gaging taper threaded holes in boilers when fitting studs.Measuring Tools | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for gage (1 of 5)
something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
(formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat
(tr) archaic to stake, pledge, or wager
British Dictionary definitions for gage (2 of 5)
short for greengage
British Dictionary definitions for gage (3 of 5)
US old-fashioned, slang marijuana
British Dictionary definitions for gage (4 of 5)
US a variant spelling (esp in technical senses) of gauge
British Dictionary definitions for Gage (5 of 5)
Thomas. 1721–87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)
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