In engineering, a gauge is used to make measurements. Various types of gauges include:

  • Dial test indicator
  • Bore gauge
  • Feeler gauge
  • Fishtail-Center gauge
  • Go-NoGo gauge
  • Gauge blocks
  • Radius gauge
  • Thread pitch gauge
  • Vernier height gauge
  • Pressure gauge
  • Temperature gauge
  • Level gauge
  • Strain gauge

In railroads, the gauges mean,

Rail gauge, the distance between the two rails forming a railroad track.

The nomenclature of gauges are,

  • Standard gauge
  • Narrow gauge railway
  • Broad gauge etc.
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