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caliper

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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