wire gauge

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noun

a gauge calibrated for determining the diameter of wire.

Nearby words

  1. wire brush,
  2. wire cloth,
  3. wire cutter,
  4. wire entanglement,
  5. wire fraud,
  6. wire gauze,
  7. wire glass,
  8. wire grass,
  9. wire house,
  10. wire netting

Origin of wire gauge

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for wire-gauge

wire-gauge

noun

a flat plate with slots in which standard wire sizes can be measured
a standard system of sizes for measuring the diameters of wires
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