caliper definition

  • noun:
    • a musical instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged legs, accustomed determine width and distances. Often used in the plural.
    • a sizable instrument having a fixed and a movable supply on a graduated stock, employed for calculating the diameters of logs and similar things.
    • A vernier caliper.
    • Uncommon variation of calipers.
    • The element of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.
    • An instrument for calculating diameters; a caliber: commonly inside plural.
    • In forestry, a guitar for measuring the diameter of woods or logs.
    • a guitar for measuring the exact distance between two points (often utilized in the plural)
    • a musical instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged feet, accustomed measure depth and distances. Frequently utilized in the plural.
    • a sizable instrument having a set and a movable arm on a graduated stock, utilized for calculating the diameters of logs and comparable objects.
    • A vernier caliper.
    • unusual variation of calipers.
    • The part of a disc braking system that keeps the brake pads.
    • a guitar for calculating diameters; a caliber: generally in plural.
    • In forestry, a musical instrument for calculating the diameter of woods or logs.
    • an instrument for measuring the exact distance between two things (frequently found in the plural)
  • others:
    • to see the diameter of (any cylindrical human body) in the form of calipers, or by a star-gage: since, to culiper a gun.
    • to determine the diameter of (any cylindrical body) by means of calipers, or by a star-gage: as, to culiper a gun.
  • verb:
    • assess the diameter of one thing with calipers
    • assess the diameter of something with calipers

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