perforation gauge


noun Philately.

a marked ruler used to measure the number of perforations per unit length along the borders of a stamp.

Nearby words

  1. perforating artery,
  2. perforating fiber,
  3. perforating vein,
  4. perforating wound,
  5. perforation,
  6. perforce,
  7. perforin,
  8. perform,
  9. performance,
  10. performance appraisal

Origin of perforation gauge

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for perforation gauge

perforation gauge

noun

a graduated scale for measuring perforations and roulettes of postage stamps
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