verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of caliper
Related Words for caliperspeg, compute, survey, fit, evaluate, average, limit, rank, mark, assess, adjust, gauge, determine, quantify, weigh, estimate, regulate, check, calibrate, square
Examples from the Web for calipers
Historical Examples of calipers
Measure frequently with the calipers to see that the dimensions are correct.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
The engraving plainly shows how calipers for this purpose are made, and how used.Measuring Tools
A full 1⁄32 inch may be left to trim off after the calipers are put together.
When the surfaces of work are to be parallel, they can be measured with calipers.
Very accurate measurements can be made with calipers, but to become expert in their use requires experience.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
1620s, short for calliper compass (1580s), a device used to measure caliber (q.v.). Related: Calipers.