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broad-gauge

[brawd-geyj] /ˈbrɔdˌgeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
Railroads. of or relating to equipment designed for a railroad having track of a broad gauge:
broad-gauge rolling stock.
2.
of wide scope, application, or experience:
broad-gauge efforts to improve the health of our citizens.
Also, broad-gauged.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, for an earlier sense
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broad-gauge

adjective

Very versatile and competent: We're looking for a few broad-gauge people for an exciting project (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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