Travelling experience tells greatly in favour of the broad gauge.
The vote of travelers may be safely allotted to the broad gauge.
No, I didn't go on the broad gauge, though I have some good friends on that road who are the best people in the world.
Full advantage is taken on this railway of the facilities which the broad gauge offers for heavy traffic.
The bridge was originally for two railways—a narrow and a broad gauge—and a footway.
That the broad gauge was superior in the points of safety, speed, and conveyance of troops.
He is still at Louisville, running his train on the broad gauge.
These experiments fully demonstrated the advantages of the broad gauge, and are still the chief authority on train resistances.
Little notion had she of the broad gauge those questions would run upon.
The broad gauge is therefore now confined to the district for which it was originally intended.
"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
Very versatile and competent: We're looking for a few broad-gauge people for an exciting project (1970s+)
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]