calibre

US caliber

/ (ˈkælɪbə) /

noun

the diameter of a cylindrical body, esp the internal diameter of a tube or the bore of a firearm
the diameter of a shell or bullet
ability; distinctiona musician of high calibre
personal charactera man of high calibre

Derived forms of calibre

calibred or US calibered, adjective

Word Origin for calibre

C16: from Old French, from Italian calibro, from Arabic qālib shoemaker's last, mould
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