broad-gauge
or broad-gauged adjective Date: 1858 1. wide in area or scope <
a broad-gauge effort
>
2. comprehensive in outlook, range, or capability <
a broad-gauge statesman
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • broad gauge — n. a width, between the rails of a railroad, greater than standard gauge (56.5 in, or 143.5 cm) broad gauge adj. broad gauged …   English World dictionary

  • Broad gauge — (Railroad) A wider distance between the rails than the standard gauge of four feet eight inches and a half. See {Gauge}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broad gauge — For other uses, see Gauge (disambiguation). Track gauge by size …   Wikipedia

  • broad-gauge — adjective see broad gage 2 * * * /brawd gayj /, adj. 1. Railroads. of or pertaining to equipment designed for a railroad having track of a broad gauge: broad gauge rolling stock. 2. of wide scope, application, or experience: broad gauge efforts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad-gauge — /brawd gayj /, adj. 1. Railroads. of or pertaining to equipment designed for a railroad having track of a broad gauge: broad gauge rolling stock. 2. of wide scope, application, or experience: broad gauge efforts to improve the health of our… …   Universalium

  • broad gauge — /brɔd ˈgeɪdʒ/ (say brawd gayj) noun See gauge (def. 13). Also, broad gage. –broad gauged, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • broad gauge — Railroads. See under gauge (def. 13). Also, esp. in technical use, broad gage. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • broad gauge — noun a railway gauge which is wider than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 1/2 in (1.435 m) …   English new terms dictionary

  • broad gauge — noun a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches • Hypernyms: ↑railroad track, ↑railroad, ↑railway, ↑gauge …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad gauge — noun (C) a size of railway track that is wider than the normal size …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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