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feeler gauge

feel·er gauge
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ler geyj]
    • /ˈfi lər geɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ler geyj]
    • /ˈfi lər geɪdʒ/

Definitions of feeler gauge words

  • noun feeler gauge a person or thing that feels. 1
  • noun feeler gauge a proposal, remark, hint, etc., designed to bring out the opinions or purposes of others: Interested in an accord, both labor and management were putting out feelers. 1
  • noun feeler gauge Zoology. an organ of touch, as an antenna or a tentacle. 1
  • noun feeler gauge Also called feeler gauge. Engineering. a gauge having several blades of known thickness, used for measuring clearances. 1
  • noun feeler gauge Nautical. a device for indicating that the lead of a mechanical sounding device has come to the bottom. 1
  • noun feeler gauge a thin metal strip of known thickness used to measure a narrow gap or to set a gap between two parts 0

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Origin of feeler gauge

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; feel + -er1

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Parts of speech for Feeler gauge

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feeler gauge popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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