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Meaning of CALIPERS

Pronunciation:  k'alupurz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an instrument for measuring the distance between two points
 

CALIPERS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: caliper, calliper, callipers
 
 See Also: inside caliper, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, micrometer, micrometer caliper, micrometer gauge, odd-leg caliper, outside caliper, vernier caliper, vernier micrometer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cal"i*pers\, n. pl. [Corrupted from caliber.]
An instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or
compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or
thickness of bodies, as of work shaped in a lathe or planer,
timber, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, tubes,
etc.; -- called also {caliper compasses}, or {caliber
compasses}.

{Caliper square}, a draughtsman's or mechanic's square,
   having a graduated bar and adjustable jaw or jaws.
   --Knight.

{Vernier calipers}. See {Vernier}.

 

 

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