Definition of Caliper

1. Noun. An instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural).




2. Verb. Measure the diameter of something with calipers.
Exact synonyms: Calliper
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measure Out, Mensurate
Derivative terms: Calliper

Definition of Caliper

1. Noun. (usually plural only) Uncommon variant of calipers. ¹

2. Noun. (automotive) The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caliper

1. to use a type of measuring device [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Caliper

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1. Mechanics by Lewis Raymond Smith (1922)
"In using the micrometer caliper, the body to be measured should be placed in ... The vernier caliper, like the micrometer caliper, is used when very fine ..."

2. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"... diameter and caliper reading are left blank. The column on the right gives the number to be subtracted from the diameter to obtain the caliper reading. ..."

3. A Laboratory Manual of Physics for Use in High Schools by Henry Crew, Robert Richardson Tatnall (1902)
"A micrometer caliper, preferably with ratchet stop, as in Pig. ... To learn the use of the micrometer caliper; a further study of the screw; in particular, ..."

4. Mechanics by Lewis Raymond Smith (1922)
"In using the micrometer caliper, the body to be measured should be placed in the jaws of the ... If the caliper is forced, inaccurate readings will result. ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The outside micrometer caliper fig. 25, is used for measuring the outside diameter ... 3, page 649. so that there is room to place caliper over the piston. ..."

6. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1920)
"ATCM Automatic caliper Shows Oversize The caliper illustrated will be very useful in the modern shop, especially where A caliper Which will Show Any ..."

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