standard gage


: a template, pattern, or other instrument for gauging the dimensions or shape of standardized parts
: a railroad gage of 4 feet 8¹/₂ inches

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of standard gage was in 1871

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“Standard gage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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