What does caliber mean?

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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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. caliber

    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

  1. caliber

    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.

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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

Examples of caliber in a Sentence

  1. Jerome Dunn:

    True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target, this live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.

  2. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

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

  3. The Australian:

    I've come from a long way back before, it doesn't matter if you're four in front or four behind, you're not going to win a tournament of this caliber against a field like this without playing really good golf.

  4. Mark Saunders:

    I can tell you it's directly related to the high-caliber training that takes place. The officers here are taught to use as little force as possible in any given situation.

  5. Andy Dorman:

    It has changed so much. The caliber of players that they brought in since the designated player rule, the new stadiums, the growing fan-base for each team, it has improved dramatically.

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