They were the people who had the caliber not to take failure lying down: to pick up and try again.
If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would it be?
It's a polite request, the kind that stars of Kline's caliber don't normally make.
Valtro 12 gauge tactical shotgun, Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol, Century International Arms Inc.
I hope my performance was of the caliber he desired and that I did not let my director down.
You must remember, Doctor, that the power of a gun increases as the cube of its caliber or diameter of its bore.
Even a twenty-two caliber may prove effective at short range.
For target shooting, the .22-caliber pistols will be found admirably suited for beginners.
caliber—diameter of the bore; also used to express bore length.
Judging from the caliber of the rifle that we later found or become acquainted with, this would more resemble a wound of entry.
1560s, "degree of merit or importance," a figurative use from Middle French calibre (late 15c.), apparently ultimately from Arabic qalib "a mold for casting." Arabic also used the word in the sense "mold for casting bullets," which is the oldest literal meaning in English. Meaning "inside diameter of a gun barrel" is attested from 1580s. Barnhart remarks that Spanish calibre, Italian calibro "appear too late to act as intermediate forms" between the Arabic word and the French.
caliber cal·i·ber (kāl'ə-bər)
The diameter of the inside of a round cylinder, such as a tube.