calliper

US caliper

/ (ˈkælɪpə) /

noun

Also called: calliper compasses (often plural) an instrument for measuring internal or external dimensions, consisting of two steel legs hinged together
Also called: calliper splint med a splint consisting of two metal rods with straps attached, for supporting or exerting tension on the leg

verb

(tr) to measure the dimensions of (an object) with callipers

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Word Origin for calliper

C16: variant of calibre
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