# Gage

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## gage

1. something deposited as security against the fulfilment of an obligation; pledge
2. (formerly) a glove or other object thrown down to indicate a challenge to combat

## Gage

Thomas. 1721--87, British general and governor in America; commander in chief of British forces at Bunker Hill (1775)

## Gage

(Russian, shablon), in engineering, a device or tool for checking the accuracy of the shape of various finished items; a standard to which uniform items are manufactured.

A radius gage is an instrument for checking the profile radii of curvature of convex and concave surfaces of machine parts and other items. It is a steel plate 0.5–1 mm in thickness with a convex or concave curvature at the end. The circular radii are from 1 to 25 mm. The gage is positioned next to the item in order to check the radius of curvature. Any deviation from the radius of curvature of the gage is judged by the gap.

A thread gage is a device for determining thread pitch and angle. It consists of a steel plate 0.5–1 mm thick with teeth designed to fit the axial profile of a thread. There are gages for checking threads in inches and in the metric system. The gage is placed against the thread to be checked in such a way that the gage teeth enter the depressions in the thread. The correspondence of the pitch and angle of the thread to those of the gage is determined by the gap or by the tightness of fit.

M. N. SOSNENKO

## gage

[gāj]
Also spelled gauge.
(civil engineering)
The distance between the inner faces of the rails of railway track; standard gage in the United States is 4 feet 8½ inches (1.44 meters).
(design engineering)
A device for determining the relative shape or size of an object.
The thickness of a metal sheet, a rod, or a wire.
(engineering)
The minimum sieve size through which most (95% or more) of an aggregate will pass.
(ordnance)
The interior diameter of the barrel of a shotgun expressed by the number of spherical lead bullets fitting it that are required to make a pound.
(textiles)
A measure of the density of knit cloth, given in the number of stitches in 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters).

## gauge, gage

1. The thickness of sheet metal or metal tubing, usually designated by a number.
2. The diameter of wire or a screw, usually designated by a number.
3. The distance between two points, such as parallel lines of connectors.
4. A strip of metal or wood used as a guide to control the thickness of a bituminous or concrete paving; called a screed when used in plastering.
5. A measuring instrument, esp. one for measuring liquid level, dimensions, or pressure.
7. In roofing, the length of a shingle, slate, or tile that is exposed when laid.
8. The quantity of gauging plaster used with common plaster (lime putty) to hasten its setting, etc.
9. To mix gauging plaster with lime putty, to effect better control of the set, to prevent shrinkage of the lime putty, and to increase its strength.
10. To cut, chip, or rub stone or brick to a uniform size or shape.
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Keep them in a box with foam padding that has an area cut out for each gage.
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Gage is a highly respected scientist and executive of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Once the gage is set, inspectors at Superbolt simply insert the gage into the thread form and take an indicator reading.
Gage said he did not have specific evidence or documents linking Parks to the alleged retaliations, but that it was the chief's disciplinary policies that contributed to the ``pattern and practice'' of retributions contributing to a climate of fear and silence in which scandals like Rampart flourish.
Gage has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and remains active in a wide variety of roles.
I have no doubt in my mind that there were a minimum of three bank robbers,'' Gage said, basing his assessment on a report that there was further assault weapon fire after Phillips was dead and Matasareanu was under arrest.
Gage, who has led the marketing department since 2001, has most recently spearheaded the company's drive to help colleges and universities better measure and report their success by capturing a wealth of detailed quantitative data recorded as learners participate in the online course environment.
Gage, hired as the new girls' volleyball coach at Calabasas on August 25, has been busy putting together his new team, taking advantage of every possible window of time.
The interpreter - which can be a human being or a complex gage amplifier - is the means used to process information from the comparator.
OTCPK:SRGX), receives a Letter of Intent from Russell Gage Corporation in support of a \$34 million Government Services Administration (GSA) contract.

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