from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A measuring instrument consisting of an L-shaped frame with a linear scale along its longer arm and an L-shaped sliding attachment with a vernier, used to read directly the dimension of an object represented by the separation between the inner or outer edges of the two shorter arms.
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- n. a type of caliper using the vernier scale, an extremely precise measuring instrument
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- n. a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
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