from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An instrument consisting of two hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances.
- noun A large instrument having a fixed and a movable arm on a graduated stock, used for measuring the diameters of logs and similar objects.
- noun A vernier caliper.
- noun The assembly housing the brake pads in a disc brake.
- noun The assembly in certain bicycle brakes that forces the brake pads against the wheel rim.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In forestry, an instrument for measuring the diameter of trees or logs.
- To ascertain the diameter of (any cylindrical body) by means of calipers, or by a star-gage: as, to
- noun An instrument for measuring diameters; a caliber: commonly in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Uncommon variant of
- noun automotive The part of a
disc brakethat holds the brake pads.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
- verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
Carefully remove the caliper from the rotor and hold it in your hand.
Using stolen alien technology passed down to Fenris by a 12th degree Masonic Knight, this caliper is used to ensure that our artillery cannons are crafted to the highest specifications.
"A caliper is a precision instrument, so what good does it do you if it can't provide you precision?"
Properly called caliper disc brakes: a type of brake that consists of a disc that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper that can squeeze the surfaces of the disc near its periphery.
The caliper is a two-piece clamshell of forged magnesium.
Maybe on the hand ala X-man Wolverine or on the back of the jersey, using bluetooth to activate the caliper which is powered by...
FYI, "caliper" is a measuring tool, usually in the plural -- calipers, like scissors.
The 36 isn't new - it appeared in 2008 - but the "caliper" system is quite interesting.
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.