Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person or thing that gauges
- Chiefly Brit. an official who measures the contents of casks of liquor, etc. to be taxed
- a collector of excise taxes
Origin: ME < Anglo-Fr gaugeour < gauge
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that gauges.
- Chiefly British A revenue officer who inspects bulk goods subject to duty.