feeler gauge

noun

: 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, 12 May 2020 Then, use a feeler gauge to check the spark-plug gap. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of feeler gauge was in 1925

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“Feeler gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeler%20gauge. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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