A device used to measure thickness between two surfaces, especially for small or precise measurements.
Origin: A corruption of caliber.
an instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or thickness of bodies, as of work shaped in a lathe or planer, timber, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, tubes, etc.; -- called also caliper compasses, or caliber compasses
Origin: [Corrupted from caliber.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kal′i-pėrz, Caliper-compasses, kal′i-pėr-kum′pasez, n.pl. compasses with legs suitable for measuring the inside or outside diameter of bodies. [Corr. of Caliber.]
The numerical value of calipers in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of calipers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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