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calliper

(US), caliper
1. an instrument for measuring internal or external dimensions, consisting of two steel legs hinged together
2. Med a splint consisting of two metal rods with straps attached, for supporting or exerting tension on the leg

caliper

caliper
An instrument, resembling a pair of dividers, with adjustable legs for measuring the diameter or the thickness of bodies. Also see inside caliper and outside caliper.
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The Chiron's brakes are said to be the largest of any production vehicle, with eight-piston front callipers and six-piston rear callipers.
As far back as I can remember all my toys had callipers," she says.
Philippa was occasionally allowed to take off her callipers - "I really loved that sense of freedom," she says.