noun Chiefly British
Variant of caliber
- the size of a bullet or shell as measured by its diameter
- the diameter of the bore of a gun, usually measured in hundredths of inches or in millimeters
- the diameter of a cylindrical body or of its hollowed interior
- degree of worth or value of a person or thing; quality or ability
Origin: French and amp; Spanish ultimately ; from Arabic qālib, a mold, last, ; from Aramaic ; from Classical Greek kalopodion, shoemaker's last, literally , little wooden foot ; from kalon, wood plush pous (gen. podos), foot
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