n. instrument that measures thickness or diameter; metal brace (for a deformed leg); thickness, depth; part of the brake system in an automobile v. measure thickness or diameter using calipers

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • caliper — I. noun Etymology: alteration of caliber Date: 1588 1. a. any of various measuring instruments having two usually adjustable arms, legs, or jaws used especially to measure diameter or thickness usually used in plural < a pair of calipers > b. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caliper — /kal euh peuhr/, n. 1. Usually, calipers. an instrument for measuring thicknesses and internal or external diameters inaccessible to a scale, consisting usually of a pair of adjustable pivoted legs. 2. any of various calibrated instruments for… …   Universalium

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  • snap gage — noun : a gage with inside measuring surfaces (as for calipering lengths or diameters) …   Useful english dictionary

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