standard gauge

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standard gauge

n.
1. A standardized distance of 56.5 inches (143.5 centimeters) between the rails of a railroad track.
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

standard gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a distance of 4 ft 8 in. (1.435 m) between the lines; used on most railways. See also narrow gauge, broad gauge
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a standard gauge
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Noun1.standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
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