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caliper British & World English

An instrument for measuring external or internal dimensions, having two hinged legs resembling a pair of compasses and in-turned or out-turned points

brake caliper in caliper British & World English

A motor-vehicle or bicycle brake consisting of two or more hinged components

vernier caliper British & World English

A linear measuring instrument consisting of a scaled rule with a projecting arm at one end, to which is attached a sliding vernier with a projecting arm that forms a jaw with the other projecting arm

caliper rule in caliper British & World English

A measuring instrument having one linear component sliding along another, with two parallel jaws and a vernier scale

caliper splint in caliper British & World English

A metal support for a person’s leg