gage complete penetration

gage complete penetration

[¦gāj kəm′plēt pen·ə′trā·shən]
(ordnance)
Penetration in which a hole of sufficient size is made through the plate so as to fully admit a plug gage of a designated percentage of diameter; if the projectile remains in the plate and prevents the complete insertion of the plug gage through the hole, the round is disregarded.