standard gage

noun

1
a
: a template, pattern, or other instrument for gauging the dimensions or shape of standardized parts
2
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standard%20gage. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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