hermaphrodite caliper


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hermaphrodite caliper

[hər′maf·rə‚dīt ¦kal·ə·pər]
(design engineering)
A layout tool having one leg pointed and the other like that of an inside caliper; used to locate the center of irregularly shaped stock or to lay out a line parallel to an edge.