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Origin of caliber
Examples from the Web for caliber
The caliber at which Sam and the entire crew preformed dubbed them professionals not students.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was later reported that the weapon was a BB gun that appeared to be a .45-caliber pistol.
Still, the school has gotten more difficult to get into and the caliber of student attending has improved, as a result.How The University of Wisconsin Badgers Are Bucking the Big Ten Ticket Flop|Brian Weidy|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the body of Johnson was exhumed, the medical examiner was acutely chagrined when six .22 caliber rounds were removed from it.
He swaggered into the school cafeteria that day with a .22 caliber handgun and started shooting randomly.
"It is heavy," agreed Charley, returning it to Skipper Blink, and eyeing the thirty caliber.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
Arm, any pocket revolver of .32 caliber or larger, within the rules.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
One paterero of the same casting, caliber fifteen libras, length fourteen diameters.
Liking Andy and wanting a strong ally of his caliber, Frosty had come to love his partner.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Judging from the caliber of the rifle that we later found or become acquainted with, this would more resemble a wound of entry.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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.