calliper

Definitions of calliper
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n an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)

Synonyms:
caliper
Types:
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inside caliper
caliper for measuring inside dimensions (the size of a cavity or hole); points on its legs curve outward
micrometer, micrometer caliper, micrometer gauge
caliper for measuring small distances
odd-leg caliper
caliper having the points on its legs both curve in the same direction
outside caliper
caliper for measuring outside dimensions; points on its legs curve inward
vernier caliper, vernier micrometer
a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
Type of:
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system
instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

v measure the diameter of something with calipers

Synonyms:
caliper
Type of:
measure, measure out, mensurate
determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

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