feeler gauge

feeler gauge
noun Date: 1925 a thin metal strip or wire of known thickness used as a gauge

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  • feeler gauge — noun (engineering) A thin strip of metal of known thickness, used to measure or set the distance between surfaces or parts • • • Main Entry: ↑feel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feeler gauge — A feeler gauge is a simple tool used to measure gap widths. The feeler gauge was first patented in 1954 by Andrejs Muiza, a Latvian immigrant to the United States (Nashville, TN) following WWII. Feeler gauges are mostly used in engineering to… …   Wikipedia

  • feeler gauge — A thin strip or blade of hardened steel, ground to an exact thickness, that is used to check clearances between parts. Thicknesses increase by 0.001 inch. Also see step feeler gauge …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • feeler gauge — noun a gauge consisting of a number of thin blades for measuring narrow gaps or clearances …   English new terms dictionary

  • feeler gauge — /ˈfilə geɪdʒ/ (say feeluh gayj) noun a gauge consisting of thin strips of steel of known thickness, usually fixed like penknife blades; used for measuring small distances, as the gap in a spark plug. Also, feelers …   Australian English dictionary

  • step feeler gauge — A feeler gauge with metal feeler blades; the thickness of the blade increases from one end of the blade to the other …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • gauge — This is the British and Canadian spelling while in the United States it is sometimes spelled without the u (gage). It is becoming standard to use gage for wire size and gauge for an instrument. [1] An instrument that registers the quantity of a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Gauge (Technik) — Solch eine Messuhr wird im Englischen oft als „Gauge“ bezeichnet ebenso wie das damit zu messende Maß Auch solch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • feeler — /fee leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that feels. 2. a proposal, remark, hint, etc., designed to bring out the opinions or purposes of others: Interested in an accord, both labor and management were putting out feelers. 3. Zool. an organ of touch …   Universalium

  • feeler — n. 1 an organ in certain animals for testing things by touch or for searching for food. 2 a tentative proposal or suggestion, esp. to elicit a response (put out feelers). 3 a person or thing that feels. Phrases and idioms: feeler gauge a gauge… …   Useful english dictionary

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