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calliper

[kal-uh-per] /ˈkæl ə pər/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for callipered

calliper

/ˈkælɪpə/
noun
1.
(often pl) 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
verb
3.
(transitive) to measure the dimensions of (an object) with callipers
Word Origin
C16: variant of calibre
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calliper

n.

variant of caliper. Related: Callipers.

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