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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
standard-gauge, standard-gauged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for standard gauge

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
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