Wire gauge

Definition of Wire gauge

a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size. See under Wire.
A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, thickness of sheet metal, etc., often consisting of a metal plate with a series of notches of various widths in its edge.
A standard series of sizes arbitrarily indicated, as by numbers, to which the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal in usually made, and which is used in describing the size or thickness. There are many different standards for wire gauges, as in different countries, or for different kinds of metal, the Birmingham wire gauges and the American wire gauge being often used and designated by the abbreviations B. W. G. and A. W. G. respectively.

See also: Gauge Wire Wire

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gage, gauge, wire gage
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