wire gauge


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wire gauge

n.
1. A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, usually consisting of a disk having variously sized slots in its periphery or a long graduated plate with similar slots along its edge.
2. A standardized system of wire sizes.

wire′ gauge`

a gauge calibrated for determining the diameter of wire.
[1825–1835]
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Noun1.wire gauge - gauge for measuring the diameter of wire
gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
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