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noun

See under gauge (def. 13).

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Origin of narrow gauge

First recorded in 1835–45
narrow-gauge; especially in technical use, narrow-gage, adjectivenarrow-gauged; especially in technical use, narrow-gaged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for narrow gauge

narrow gauge

noun

a railway track with a smaller distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56 1/2 in

adjective narrow-gauge, narrow-gauged

of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a narrow gauge
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