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

First Known Use of wire gauge

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wire gauge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20gauge. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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