American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances. Often used in the plural.
- n. A large instrument having a fixed and a movable arm on a graduated stock, used for measuring the diameters of logs and similar objects.
- n. A vernier caliper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring diameters; a caliber: commonly in the plural. The term caliper or calipers is used generally to denote an instrument for measuring the exterior diameter of any cylindrical body, and star-gage or inside calipers for an instrument used for obtaining the interior diameter of the bore of a gun, casing, or jacket.
- To ascertain the diameter of (any cylindrical body) by means of calipers, or by a star-gage: as, to culiper a gun.
- n. In forestry, an instrument for measuring the diameter of trees or logs. It usually consists of a graduated beam to which are attached one fixed and one sliding arm.
- n. an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
- v. measure the diameter of something with calipers
- Alteration of caliber. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Carefully remove the caliper from the rotor and hold it in your hand.”
“Step 5: Now that the brake caliper is removed, unscrew the debris covers, which are over the bolts that secure the brake pads to the caliper, with a flathead screwdriver.”
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“The caliper is a two-piece clamshell of forged magnesium.”
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“Then pry the brake pads back (open the caliper up) and pump the brake lever one more time, being sure to hold the lever in.”
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Things that can be used to measure other things.
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Unusual, arcane, or obscure units of measure
name for the common used tools
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