Definition of standard gauge in English:

standard gauge

Line breaks: stand|ard gauge

noun

  • A railway gauge of 4 ft 8 1/ 2 inches (1.435 m), standard in Britain and many other parts of the world.
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    • Brunel is noted for introducing the broad gauge in place of the standard gauge on this line.
    • He firmly believed the international standard gauge was indispensable to radical improvement of Japanese railways.
    • But the existence of an international standard gauge is a social one, reflecting, among other things, a judgement that the risk of railways being used to assist military invasions is low.

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