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caliper

cal·i·per (cal·li·per)

caliper (calliper)

 
pronunciation:
kae lih pr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) an instrument usu. having two hinged, curved legs and used to measure inner or outer dimensions, thicknesses, and distances between surfaces.
The personal trainer used calipers to measure his clients' body fat.
definition 2: a similar instrument with one fixed jaw and one sliding jaw.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: calipered, calipering, calipers, callipered, callipering, callipers
definition: to measure using calipers.