calipers definition

  • noun:
    • a tool accustomed determine depth between two surfaces, especially for little or precise dimensions.
    • a tool used to determine width between two areas, especially for little or precise measurements.
  • noun-plural:
    • An instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or compasses with curved feet, for calculating the diameter or depth of bodies, since work formed in a lathe or planer, wood, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, pipes, etc.; -- called also caliper compasses, or quality compasses.
    • An instrument, often resembling a set of dividers or compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or width of figures, since work shaped in a lathe or planer, timber, masts, shot, etc.; or perhaps the bore of firearms, tubes, etc.; -- labeled as in addition caliper compasses, or quality compasses.

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