broad gage

noun

Definition of broad gage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: any railroad gage that is wider than standard gage

broad-gage

adjective
variants: or broad-gaged

Definition of broad-gage (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having a broad gage

2 usually broad-gauge or broad-gauged : of wide scope

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First Known Use of broad gage

Adjective

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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