quality, caliber, calibre(noun)
a degree or grade of excellence or worth
"the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(noun)
diameter of a tube or gun barrel
alt. of Calibre
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The diameter of the bore of a gun, cannon, shot, or bullet. A ship's caliber means the known weight her armament represents.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
From the Latin qua librâ, “what pound,” applied first to the weight of a bullet, then to the diameter, which determined the diameter of the gun, now signifies the diameter of the bore of a cannon or any fire-arm, and is expressed in inches or fractional parts of an inch, as a 15-inch gun; a Springfield rifle, caliber .45. Cannon are sometimes also designated by the weight of metal which they throw, as a 24-pounder.
The numerical value of caliber in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of caliber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of caliber in a Sentence
I remember hearing a different caliber of weapon being fired back.
They're the.50 - caliber rounds we found all over the place, all over the property.
Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
You can't measure dreams when you're a dreamer, because most often the caliber is unattainable.
If you're a lawyer of the caliber that gets on the Supreme Court, you're probably very well off.
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