Meaning of broad gauge

broad' gauge'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Railroads. Railroads.
  1. See under(def. 13).


Pronunciation: (brôd'gāj"), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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 citizens.
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