Caliper (noun)

  1. An instrument used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object.
  2. A tool consisting of two hinged legs, used to measure the dimensions or the form of an object, such as the thickness of a sheet of metal or the diameter of a pipe.


From middle english calipere, from old french calipere, from latin caliper ("a pair of compasses"), from calx ("hee.l")


  1. The caliper was used to measure the thickness of the metal.
  2. He used the caliper to measure the diameter of the pipe.
  3. A caliper is an essential tool for measuring thicknesses, diameters and other dimensions.
  4. A vernier caliper is a measuring tool that can measure very small distances with high precision.
  5. Caliper can be used to measure the distance between two points on a workpiece.
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