verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- caliper rule,
Origin of caliper
Examples from the Web for caliper
Hurrying to the Whim he returned with his lens, while from the mate he had borrowed a caliper, a two-foot rule and a sail needle.Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris
It is a 26-inch caliper, and will caliper up to 34 inches diameter.
But what are the facts left for our consideration in connection with caliper measurement?Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
The common sizes by caliper, or diameter of the trunk, are five-, seven- or nine-sixteenths of an inch.The Peaches of New York|U. P. Hedrick
In the upper left-hand part of the engraving the details of a useful addition to the caliper are shown.
1620s, short for calliper compass (1580s), a device used to measure caliber (q.v.). Related: Calipers.