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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver′nier cal`iper(n.)

  1. a caliper formed of two pieces sliding across one another, one having a graduated scale and the other a vernier. Also called ver′nier microm`eter.

    Category: Machinery, Weights and Measures

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  1. vernier caliper, vernier micrometer(noun)

    a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements


  1. vernier caliper(Noun)

    a type of caliper using the vernier scale, an extremely precise measuring instrument


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