calliper

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calliper or (US) caliper (ˈkælɪpə)
 
n
1.  (often plural) Also called: calliper compasses an instrument for measuring internal or external dimensions, consisting of two steel legs hinged together
2.  med Also called: calliper splint a splint consisting of two metal rods with straps attached, for supporting or exerting tension on the leg
 
vb
3.  (tr) to measure the dimensions of (an object) with callipers
 
[C16: variant of calibre]
 
caliper or (US) caliper
 
n
 
vb
 
[C16: variant of calibre]

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calliper
variant of caliper. Related: Callipers.
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