wire gauge

noun

Definition of wire gauge

1 : a gauge especially for measuring the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal
2 : any of various systems consisting of a series of standard sizes used in describing the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal

Examples of wire gauge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second thing to consider in selecting an extension cord is wire gauge. The Editors, Field & Stream, "3 Questions to Ask When Shopping for an Extension Cord," 24 Oct. 2019 Available in a variety of sizes and wire gauges for any dog, the collapsible wire kennel offers a sense of security for your dog at night. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Kennel Your Dog in Comfort," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wire gauge

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wire gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20gauge. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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