Definitions for Caliber

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Caliber

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quality, caliber, calibre(noun)

    a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"

  2. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(noun)

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caliber(noun)

    alt. of Calibre

Freebase

  1. Caliber

    In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires. In a rifled barrel, the distance is measured between opposing lands or grooves; groove measurements are common in cartridge designations originating in the United States, while land measurements are more common elsewhere. Good performance requires that a bullet closely match the groove diameter of a barrel to ensure a good seal. When the barrel diameter is given in inches, the abbreviation "cal" is used in place of "inches." For example, a small bore rifle with a diameter of 0.22 inch is a .22 cal; however, the decimal point is generally dropped when spoken, making it "twenty-two caliber" or a "two-two caliber". Calibers of firearms can be referred to in millimeters, as in a "caliber of eighty-eight millimeters" or "a hundred and five-millimeter caliber gun". While modern cartridges and cartridge firearms are generally referred to by the cartridge name, they are still lumped together based on bore diameter. For example, a firearm might be described as a .30 caliber rifle, which could be any of a wide range of cartridges using a roughly .30 inch projectile; or a ".22 rimfire", referring to any rimfire cartridge using a .22 caliber projectile.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caliber in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caliber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Sheahan:

    They're the.50 - caliber rounds we found all over the place, all over the property.

  2. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.

  3. Adamo Macri:

    You can't measure dreams when you're a dreamer, because most often the caliber is unattainable.

  4. Ian Millhiser:

    If you're a lawyer of the caliber that gets on the Supreme Court, you're probably very well off.

  5. Joel Myrick:

    Being an old Mississippi boy, I'd deer hunted and I knew immediately he had a deer rifle, a .30-(caliber) deer rifle.

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