Origin of standard gauge
verb (used with object), gauged, gaug·ing.
Origin of gauge
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Historical Examples of standard gauge
The first standard-gauge railroad construction began in 1947.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
Twelve-inch naval guns were run up on this standard-gauge railroad and often fired from one to two miles back of the trenches.
The standard-gauge railroads also are now carried up much closer.
All these shovels were on standard-gauge track, and were moved back from 300 to 500 ft. from the working face during blasting.
An interesting feature of this mount is that it can be used either on standard-gauge or on narrow-gauge railroad track.America's Munitions 1917-1918
adjective standard-gauge, standard-gauged
Word Origin for gauge
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.