A digital electronic caliper.
- The definition of a caliper is a tool with two curved, movable legs used to measure thickness and distances.
An example of a caliper is a device for measuring the distance between two points on a map.
- Caliper is defined as to measure distance or thickness with a tool with two movable legs.
An example of caliper is to measure from point A to point B.
- [usually pl.] an instrument consisting of a pair of movable, curved legs fastened together at one end, used to measure the thickness or diameter of something: there are inside calipers and outside calipers
- caliper rule
- thickness, as of paper or cardboard, expressed in mils
- the part pressed against the spinning wheel in a hand-operated bicycle braking system
- the automotive disc brake housing containing the friction pads
Origin of calipervariant, variety of caliber
- often calipers An instrument consisting of two hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances.
- A large instrument having a fixed and a movable arm on a graduated stock, used for measuring the diameters of logs and similar objects.
- A vernier caliper.
- a. The assembly housing the brake pads in a disc brake.b. The assembly in certain bicycle brakes that forces the brake pads against the wheel rim.
Origin of caliperAlteration of caliber
left to right: spring and inside
- (usually plural only) Uncommon variant of calipers.
- (automotive) The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.