What is GAUGER?

A surveying officer under the customs, excise, and internal revenue laws,appointed to examine all tuns, pipes, hogsheads, barrels and tierces of wine, oil, andother liquids, and to give them a mark of allowance, as containing lawful measure.There are also private gangers in large seaport towns, who are licensed by governmentto perform the same duties. Rapal. & L.

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