broad gage

1 of 2


: any railroad gage that is wider than standard gage


2 of 2


variants or broad-gaged
: having a broad gage
usually broad-gauge or broad-gauged : of wide scope

Word History

First Known Use


1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of broad gage was in 1844

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broad gage


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“Broad gage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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