Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the space between the rails wider than the standard gage of 56½ inches: said of a railroad track: opposed to narrow-gage, which signifies less than the standard width. See gage.

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Examples

  • The two men eyed each other — one with that broad-gage examination which sees even universities as futile in the endless shift of things; the other with that faith in the balance for right which makes even great personal forces, such as financial magnates, serve an idealistic end.

    The Titan

  • The two men eyed each other -- one with that broad-gage examination which sees even universities as futile in the endless shift of things; the other with that faith in the balance for right which makes even great personal forces, such as financial magnates, serve an idealistic end.

    The Titan

  • Theirs was broad-gage, with their surpassing organisms.

    Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life

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