narrow gauge

noun a railway gauge which is narrower than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 1/2 inches (1.435 m).

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  • Narrow gauge — Narrow Nar row (n[a^]r r[ o]), a. [Compar. {Narrower} (n[a^]r r[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Narrowest}.] [OE. narwe, naru, AS. nearu; akin to OS. naru, naro.] 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • narrow gauge — n. 1. a width, between the rails of a railroad, less than standard (56.5 in, or 143.5 cm) ☆ 2. a narrow gauge railroad or car narrow gauge adj. narrow gauged * * * …   Universalium

  • narrow gauge — n. 1. a width, between the rails of a railroad, less than standard (56.5 in, or 143.5 cm) ☆ 2. a narrow gauge railroad or car narrow gauge adj. narrow gauged …   English World dictionary

  • narrow gauge. — narrow gauge; esp. in technical use, narrow gage, adj. narrow gauged; esp. in technical use, narrow gaged, adj. See under gauge (def. 13). [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • narrow gauge. — narrow gauge; esp. in technical use, narrow gage, adj. narrow gauged; esp. in technical use, narrow gaged, adj. See under gauge (def. 13). [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow gauge — narrow .gauge n [U and C] a size of railway track of less than standard width ▪ a narrow gauge railway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • narrow-gauge — broad or narrow gauge In railway construction, respectively greater or less than standard gauge, in Britain 1.435 metres (561/2 inches) • • • Main Entry: ↑gauge narrˈow gaugeˈ adjective (of a railway) less than 4ft 81/2in (about 1.4m) in gauge •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • narrow-gauge — See narrow gauge. * * * …   Universalium

  • narrow-gauge — adj. Narrow gauge is used with these nouns: ↑railway, ↑track …   Collocations dictionary

  • narrow gauge — Synonyms and related words: angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, borne, circumscribed, close, close fitting, closed, confined, constricted, cramp, cramped, creedbound, crowded, deaf, deaf… …   Moby Thesaurus

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