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vernier British & World English

A small movable graduated scale for obtaining fractional parts of subdivisions on a fixed main scale of a barometer, sextant, or other measuring instrument

vernier New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

small movable scale on a fixed main scale

Vernier in vernier British & World English

A small movable graduated scale for obtaining fractional parts of subdivisions on a fixed main scale of a barometer, sextant, or other measuring instrument

Vernier in vernier engine British & World English

A thruster on a spacecraft

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

vernier engine British & World English

A thruster on a spacecraft