or chiefly Brit cal*li*per n 1 : any of various measuring instruments having two usu. adjustable arms, legs, or jaws used to measure thickness, diameter, and distance between surfaces - usu. used in pl. <a pair of s> 2 : CALIPER SPLINT
or chiefly Brit calliper vt, -pered -per*ing : to measure by or as if by calipers .
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