narrow gauge


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narrow gauge

n.
1. A distance between the rails of a railroad track that is less than the standard width of 56.5 inches (143.5 centimeters).
2. A locomotive, car, or railway line of this gauge.

nar′row-gauge′, nar′row-gauged′ (-gājd′) adj.
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narrow gauge

n
(Railways) a railway track with a smaller distance between the lines than the standard gauge of 56 in
adj
(Railways) of, relating to, or denoting a railway with a narrow gauge
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inchesnarrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 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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