feeler gauge

noun

Definition of feeler gauge

: a thin metal strip or wire of known thickness used as a gauge

Examples of feeler gauge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Supra, the 3000GT, and the 968 make only minimal concessions to rear passengers in the form of two bone-skinny, butt-pocket seatlets with legroom measurable only with a feeler gauge. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Comparison Test: 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo Takes On the Best Sports Cars of the Early 1990s," 12 May 2020 Then, use a feeler gauge to check the spark-plug gap. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Store Small Engines for the Winter," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of feeler gauge

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Feeler gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeler%20gauge. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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