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Main Entry: 1gauge
Variant(s): also gage /primarystressgamacrj/
Function: noun
1 : measurement according to some standard or system: as a : the distance between the rails of a railroad b : the size of a shotgun expressed as the number of lead balls of the same size as the interior diameter of the barrel required to make a pound <a 12-gauge shotgun> c : the thickness of sheet metal or the diameter of wire or a screw d : the fineness of a knitted fabric in loops per unit of width
2 : an instrument for measuring, testing, or registering

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