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broad gauge

noun, Railroads.
1.
See under gauge (def 13).
Also, especially in technical use, broad gage.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for broad-gage

broad gauge

noun
1.
a railway track with a greater distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 561/2 inches (about 1.44 metres) used now by most mainline railway systems
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or denoting a railway having this track
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