a gauge is defined as the ammount of perfectly round lead balls that you can make out of a pound of lead that will fit perfectly down that particular barrel. for example, with a 12 gauge barrel, 12 lead balls that fit perfectly in the barrel will equal a pound. The size of the shot has nothing to do with the gauge of the gun. you can have a .410 bore shotgun with triple ought buckshot(very large pellets) or you can have #9 shot(very small pellets) the most common shot sizes are 8,7.5,7,6 used for trap, skeet, birds, squirrels, etc
12 gauge= 1/12lb lead ball
16 gauge= 1/16lb lead ball
20 gauge= 1/20lb lead ball
28 gauge= 1/28lb lead ball
.410 bore = .410" bore...
not a verb. you can not gauge.
you can stretch a piercing you can not gauge it. it would be like saying "I'm going to large" its what Sizes are referred to. NOT a verb.
the bigger the number the smaller the hole. 18ga is a standered ear piercing size.. when the numbers get smaller ex, 16, 14, 12... it means the hole is bigger.
Correct Use: "I want to buy some 4 gauge plugs." or "This piece of jewelry is 12 Gauge 5/8" tongue labret."
"What size are your plugs?" or "What size jewelry are you wearing in your ears?" are effective ways of inquiring about someone's stretched earlobe piercings without making yourself look like an idiot. Walking into a piercing studio and saying "I want some new gauges," is also incorrect. Try saying "I'm looking for some 4 gauge plugs." or playing it even safer, "I'm looking for new earrings."
Also the device used for measuring.
v. To measure or estimate. Basically, it doesn't mean to stretch.
"I'm going to buy more gauges for my ears!"
"I gauged my ears to 00."
"I stretched my lobes to 4g."
"I used a gauge to see what size my jewellery was."
"I need to gauge my plugs because I forgot what size they are."
"This capture bead ring is 14 gauge."
"She gauged his defences before striking."