from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of caliper.
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- n. Alternative spelling of caliper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See caliper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
- v. measure the diameter of something with calipers
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He lugs along his lame leg, strapped in a calliper, as if it were a giant log.
With his left leg encased in a calliper splint, he still bustles about the stage with ferocious energy.
With her eyepatch and her steel calliper, Tessa felt that her mother had been transformed from a glamorous extrovert into a “terrible burden” that the family had to endure with “silent suffering.”
It seems to me the calliper 'sees' a disc assuming same size and not a tire size.
A small beam-calliper, with outside edges, for examining the adjusting rings and the ring-gauges.
A beam-calliper for measuring diameters is a square of steel or iron, with two branches, one of which is fixed and the other sliding.
He took the stout ash staff from the officer, and, having examined the formidable spike through a lens, drew from his pocket a steel calliper-gauge, with which he carefully measured the diameter of the spike, and the staff to which it was fixed.
Having made a rough sketch of the weapon on his block, Thorndyke produced from his bag a folding rule and a delicate calliper-gauge.
It is a golden hair, you notice, but near the root it is black, and our calliper-gauge shows us that the black portion is fourteen sixty-fourths of an inch long.
Now look at the pointed end, and you will see several deep scratches running lengthwise, and where those scratches end the diameter of the horn is, as you see by this calliper-gauge, one inch and seven-sixteenths.