- any of various adjustable tools for marking a line parallel to a straight edge against which the tool is moved.
Origin of marking gage
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for marking gage
First mark the width on the working face with the marking-gage, C, 1-2, Fig. 103.
Mark the thickness with the marking-gage all around the piece, F, 8-9-10.
Gage to the required depth on both edges with the marking-gage.
The marking-gage, Fig. 211, consists of a head or block sliding on a beam or bar, to which it is fixed by means of a set-screw.
The cutting-gage, Fig. 216, is similar to a marking-gage, except that it has a knife-point inserted instead of a spur.