standard gauge


noun

See under gauge(def 13).

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Also especially in technical use, standard gage.

Origin of standard gauge

First recorded in 1870–75

OTHER WORDS FROM standard gauge

stand·ard-gauge, stand·ard-gauged, adjective

Definition for standard gauge (2 of 2)

gauge
[ geyj ]
/ geɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.

noun

Also especially in technical use, gage.

Origin of gauge

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old North French (French jauge) < Germanic

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British Dictionary definitions for standard gauge (1 of 2)

standard gauge

noun

a railway track with a distance of 4 ft 8 1/2 in. (1.435 m) between the lines; used on most railwaysSee also narrow gauge, broad gauge

adjective standard-gauge, standard-gauged

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

British Dictionary definitions for standard gauge (2 of 2)

gauge

gage

/ (ɡeɪdʒ) /

verb (tr)

noun

adjective

(of a pressure measurement) measured on a pressure gauge that registers zero at atmospheric pressure; above or below atmospheric pressure5 bar gauge See also absolute (def. 10)

Derived forms of gauge

gaugeable or gageable, adjectivegaugeably or gageably, adverb

Word Origin for gauge

C15: from Old Northern French, probably of Germanic origin
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