Caliper definitions

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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.

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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.

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An instrument consisting of two hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances.
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A large instrument having a fixed and a movable arm on a graduated stock, used for measuring the diameters of logs and similar objects.
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A vernier caliper.
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The assembly housing the brake pads in a disc brake.
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The assembly in certain bicycle brakes that forces the brake pads against the wheel rim.
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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.
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Thickness, as of paper or cardboard, expressed in mils.
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The part pressed against the spinning wheel in a hand-operated bicycle braking system.
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The automotive disc brake housing containing the friction pads.
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To measure with calipers.
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An instrument consisting of two curved legs connected at a hinge, used to measure thickness and distance. Often used in the plural as calipers.
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(usually plural only) Uncommon variant of calipers.
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(automotive) The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.
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Origin of caliper

Alteration of caliber