wire gauge
noun Date: 1833 1. a gauge especially for measuring the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal 2. any of various systems consisting of a series of standard sizes used in describing the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal

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  • wire gauge — n. gauge used to measure the diameter of wire; standard numbering system of measuring wire …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • wire gauge — a gauge calibrated for determining the diameter of wire. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

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