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caliper

or cal·li·per

[ kal-uh-per ]
/ ˈkæl ə pər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to measure with calipers.
verb (used without object)
to use calipers.
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Origin of caliper

First recorded in 1580–90; presumably variant of caliber
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British Dictionary definitions for caliper

caliper
/ (ˈkælɪpə) /

noun
the usual US spelling of calliper
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Scientific definitions for caliper

caliper
[ kălə-pər ]

An instrument consisting of two curved legs connected at a hinge, used to measure thickness and distance. Often used in the plural as calipers.
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