Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
One thousand of an inch. A British Imperial Unit of measurement to measure the thickness of polythene film, still widely used within the industry. Slowly giving way to metric. Conversion: 4 gauge = 1 Micron.
As in gauge of a shotgun, related to the number of bore diameter lead balls that it takes to weigh one pound. Some Smaller shotguns, such as the 410" gauge are actually a bore size (.410") but are still commonly referred to as a gauge.
The term used to describe the interior diameter of the bore. The smaller the gauge number, the larger the bore size. Modern shotguns are available in 10, 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge. An exception is the .410 bore shotgun, which is actually a 67 gauge.
Measurement used to classify the thickness of a steel sheet. The lower the gauge of the steel the thicker the sheet. 7-gauge is the lowest gauged measurement as sheet steel is generally classified as "plate" once the thickness exceeds 7-gauge. Each gauge represents a .015" change in thickness so a 12-gauge sheet is .1046" thick and a 7-gauge sheet is .179" thick, which is roughly 75% thicker than the 12-gauge steel.
An ERGOMETRICS Gauge is a consolidated measurement of one area of business performance. There are two types of Gauge: the Performance Gauge and the Balance Gauge. Both Gauges measure business performance but the Balance Gauge employs the definition of a steady state, or a normal level of activity. The Performance Gauge shows four Performance Sectors and the Balance Gauge shows seven Performance Sectors, the middle one being the point of balance, or fulcrum.
The thickness of a sheet of copper or zinc (usually 16, 18, 20, or 22 gauge) used for etching and engraving. Refers to the number of stacked sheets required to make an inch. (Not to be confused with weight, which refers to the number of ounces per one square foot of the metal). For comparison: 16 gauge equals 36 ounce; 18 ga equals 30 oz; 20 ga equals 24 oz; 22 ga equals 18 oz.
The bore size of a shotgun. It is defined by the number of lead balls of bore diameter that equal one pound. Therefore a 12 gauge bore means 12 lead balls of the same diameter as the bore weigh one pound.
A measurement most commonly associated with knitting equipment. It can mean the number of needles per inch in a knitting machine. However, in full fashioned hosiery and sweater machines, the number of needles per 1-1/2 inches represents the gauge.
Gauge is a unit used to measure wire thickness. The smaller the number, the thicker the wire. ard Reset: A hard reset is the same as rebooting a computer. First turn the unit off, unplug the power cord, remove the access card, reinstall the access card, wait 1 minute and plug the power cord back in. Turn it back on. nstallation: Setting up the customer's dish and equipment to receive DBS programming. Installation includes mounting the satellite dish antenna, positioning it to receive a signal, and activating service.
Where tariffs refer to gauge, they mean the U.S. Standard Gauge for determining thickness of sheet or plate steel; Browne & Sharpe Gauge for rod and sheets of aluminum, copper, brass and bronze; U.S. Steel Wire Gauge for iron, steel, and copper wire.
A method for measuring the thickness of sheet metal. Note: It is recommended that metal materials be referred to by their thickness in inches. When referring to metals by gauge, the actual thickness often varies by manufacturer, or due to the fact that several different gauge reference charts are in use from different sources.
The shotgun equivalent of caliber. Sort of. Rather than being a direct measurement of bore size, gauge indicates how many lead spheres the same diameter as the gun's barrel would equal a pound. See the Caliber Confusion page for a more thorough (and hopefully less confusing) explanation.
An indication of the physical size of a wire or the wire diameter specifications. The number of the gauge is in an inverse relationship to the size of the wire (i.e. the larger the wire, the smaller the gauge number).
A gauge is a device which displayes a mesuremed vale. E.g. the tire pressure gauge. However, in the world of karting, one usually means the displays mounted to the steering wheel when referring to gauges. These particular gauges are most commonly the tach and the temperature gauge, measuring RPM and CHT respectively. These masurements are essential to proper driving and tuning of the kart. Other measurements may be taken as well, e.g. the EGT. Many gauges on the market can display 2 or even 3 values, so that only one unit needs to be mounted to the steering wheel. The most popular brands are Digitron and My-Chron. Such gauges are also referred to as displays. To get an idea about the options and pricing of these gauges, click here.
A plug device used to accurately score a shot target, it has a diameter exactly that of the calibre used and when inserted into the target shows the edge nearest to, or in some cases, farthest from, the centre, OR, In American usage it is the bore, or calibre of a shotgun or other smoothbore gun.
American Standard Wire Gauge is a unit of measure that is used to measure thickness of wire and sheet metal. See the table below for a listing of common gauges and the millimeter and inch equivalents. Gauge MM Inch Gauge MM Inch 8.26.325 19.91.036 7.34.289 20.81.0320 6.53.257 21.71.028 5.82.229 22.64.025 5.19.204 23.56.022 4.62.182 24.51.020 4.11.162 25.46.018 3.66.144 26.41.016 3.25.128 27.36.014 2.90.114 28.30.012 10 2.59.102 29.28.011 11 2.31.091 30.25.010 12 2.06.081 31.23.009 13 1.83.072 32.20.008 14 1.63.064 33.18.007 15 1.45.057 34.160.0063 16 1.30.051 35.142.0056 17 1.14.045 36.127.005 18 1.02.040
Refers to thickness of stainless steel and is commonly used in reference to quality grades on certain types of lavatories and sinks. Kohler's 18- and 20-gauge stainless steel sinks go through a number of polishing and buffing operations to ensure a beautiful finish.
A measurement used to indicate the size of a barbell or other piece of body jewelry. The larger the opening, the smaller the gauge (traditional pierced earrings are an 18 gauge, a belly button piercing is usually around a 14 gauge, but ear plugs can be larger, up to a 6 gauge or more).
1. Measurement according to some standard system. 2. The thickness of sheet metal. 3. An instrument for measuring the size or quantity. 4. The distance between tufts across the width of knitted and tufted carpets, expressed in fractions of an inch.
A term used to identify most shotgun bores, with the exception of the .410 shotgun. It relates to the number of bore diameter lead balls weighing one pound. Note: The .410 shotgun is a caliber. The .410 refers to the diameter of the barrel.
in meteorology, general term for any device that measures strength of wind, pressure, and other parameters; the most widespread gauges on meteorology are balance snow gauge, barometer gauge, density-of-snow gauge, dew gauge, distance gauge, rain-and snow gauge, rain-intensity gauge, standard gauge, wind gauge, etc..
This is the British and Canadian spelling while in the United States it is sometimes spelled without the "u" (gage).  An instrument that registers the quantity of a substance, e.g., fuel gauge , ammeter, voltmeter, temperature gauge, oil gauge, oil pressure gauge, vacuum gauge.  A tool for measuring clearances, pressures, sizes, etc. See B & S gauge, compression gauge, dial gauge, and feeler gauge.
The number of holes per inch (hpi) or threads. The higher the gauge, the finer the fabric. The "gauge" of fabric/canvas and type of fibres affect the size of needle, the type and number of strands of fibre used, the detail of the final design and the length of time for the design to grow
The spacing of the rails as measured from the inside of one rail head to the next. The "standard gauge" for most American railroads is 4 feet 8-1/2 inches; this distance was also once the standard center-to-center spacing for wagon wheels. Narrow gauge is any track spacing less than standard. Common examples are 3 ft., 2 ft., and 1 meter gauges. Gauge and scale may be combined in a shorthand notation. On3 means 0 scale (1/4" = 1'0") with a 3'0" space between the rails. H0n2-1/2 means an HO scale model (3.5mm=1'0") but the rails are spaced 2'6" apart.
a set number of rows per inch (in knitting ) or the thread-count of a woven fabric that helps the knitter determine whether they have the right size knitting needles or a weaver if the cloth is tight enough
the distance between the insides of the heads of the rails of track. Standard gauge on real railroads is 4' 81/2". (Not to be confused with scale which refers to the size ratio compared to the real railroad. The BSME is HO scale, standard gauge.)
The distance between the inside of the heads of track rails. Most real railroads in North America and Europe are built to a standard gauge of 4'-8 1/2". Narrow gauge means rails with a width less than standard gauge. For example, On3 means O scale trains with three scale feet between the rails.
The measurement of the distance between needles in a knitting machine. Two-thirds of the gauge equals the number of needles per inch. For example, on a 60 gauge machine there are 60 needles to 1-1/2 inches.
refers to the spacing between the rails as measured from the inside of one rail head to the next. The standard gauge for most American railroads is 4 feet 8 1/2 inches. Roman chariot wheels used the same dimensions.
The number of needles per unit length (usually 1 inch) along a needle bed or needle bar or flat knitting machine. For circular knitting machines, the unit length is the circumference of the needle cylinder.
The width between the rails. Early British colliery railways were built (for reasons unknown) to a gauge of 4ft 8ins (1.44 metres). The world's first passenger railway, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, used this gauge (adding half an inch for some unrecorded reason), and 4ft 81/2ins became known as the "standard gauge". As most early railways connected with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, of necessity, they adopted the same gauge. Brunel convinced the Great Western Railway that the benefits of being able to run faster trains on a wider (7ft 01/4ins (2.15 metre)) gauge outweighed the inconvenience of having a change of gauge at junctions.
A term used to describe the number of loops per 1 to 1 1/2 inches in a knitted fabric or garment. Gauge may vary depending on how tight or loose the loops are, the yarn bulk, and the size of the knitting needles. Generally speaking, the higher the gauge, the finer and more lightweight the knit.
In knitting, gauge is the number of rows and/or stitches per length/width of a knitted fabric, e.g., "5 stitches/inch and 7 rows/inch in stockinette stitch". Alternatively, the gauge may be given in metric units, e.g., "22 stitches and 30 rows in 10 cm of stockinette stitch".
An instrument panel display used to monitor engine conditions. A gauge with a movable pointer on a dial or a fixed scale is an analogue gauge. A gauge with a numerical readout is called a digital gauge.