When the surfaces of work are to be parallel, they can be measured with calipers.
The engraving plainly shows how calipers for this purpose are made, and how used.
The curves are measured by means of the millimetric tape; the diameters by means of the calipers.
A full 1⁄32 inch may be left to trim off after the calipers are put together.
Dwight Wade had taken up his pack and calipers, and was waiting for Ide with some impatience.
Very accurate measurements can be made with calipers, but to become expert in their use requires experience.
calipers used to measure inside dimensions, as boxes, recesses, etc.
The outer diameter must be checked with a pair of calipers during this operation to make sure that the surfaces remain parallel.
The exterior diameters are measured with the calipers and square, or by the set-gauges used in turning, and a graduated wedge.
The man stepped to the nearest tree, slipped his calipers on it breast-high, then glanced aloft.
caliper cal·i·per or cal·li·per (kāl'ə-pər)
An instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances.