broad-gauge

adjective
\ ˈbrȯd-ˈgāj How to pronounce broad-gauge (audio) \
variants: or broad-gauged \ ˈbrȯd-​ˈgājd How to pronounce broad-gauged (audio) \

Definition of broad-gauge

1 : wide in area or scope a broad-gauge effort
2 : comprehensive in outlook, range, or capability a broad-gauge statesman

First Known Use of broad-gauge

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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