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14-gauge box

English translation: measure of thickness (metal sheet, etc

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English term or phrase:gauge
English translation:measure of thickness (metal sheet, etc
Entered by: Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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18:04 Dec 5, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Manufacturing
English term or phrase: 14-gauge box
A double-corrugated, eight-fold, 14-gauge box.

What is 14-gauge? Its diameter, or size or what?
Poj
Local time: 14:19
14-gauge is a measure of sheet metal thickness
Explanation:
Gauge is sheet metal thickness
HTH
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Paula Vaz-Carreiro
Local time: 08:19
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Thank you.
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5 +414-gauge is a measure of sheet metal thickness
Paula Vaz-Carreiro


  

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14-gauge is a measure of sheet metal thickness


Explanation:
Gauge is sheet metal thickness
HTH


Paula Vaz-Carreiro
Local time: 08:19
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Asghar Bhatti
1 hr
  -> Thanks Asghar

agree  Kim Metzger: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/scales/sheetmetal.html
5 hrs
  -> Thanks for the agree Kim and for the extra info.

agree  Jörgen Slet: gauge can be a measure of lots of things, but thickness of sheet metal is definitely amongst these things
6 hrs
  -> Thanks Jorgen and you are right of course about gauge being the measure of lots of things.

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks Saleh
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