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calipers


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calipers  \Cal"i*pers\,  n.  pl  [Corrupted  from  caliber.] 
  An  instrument,  usually  resembling  a  pair  of  dividers  or 
  compasses  with  curved  legs,  for  measuring  the  diameter  or 
  thickness  of  bodies,  as  of  work  shaped  in  a  lathe  or  planer, 
  timber,  masts,  shot,  etc.;  or  the  bore  of  firearms,  tubes, 
  etc.;  --  called  also  {caliper  compasses},  or  {caliber 
  compasses}. 
 
  {Caliper  square},  a  draughtsman's  or  mechanic's  square, 
  having  a  graduated  bar  and  adjustable  jaw  or  jaws. 
  --Knight. 
 
  {Vernier  calipers}.  See  {Vernier}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calipers 
  n  :  an  instrument  for  measuring  the  distance  between  two  points 
  [syn:  {caliper},  {calliper},  {callipers}] 




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