Outside Caliper


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outside caliper

[′au̇t‚sīd ′kal·ə·pər]
(design engineering)
A caliper having two curved legs which point toward each other; used for measuring outside dimensions of a workpiece.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Outside Caliper

 

(in Russian, krontsirkul’), a measuring device for comparing the outside linear dimensions of parts with the measurements made with a ruler, end gauges, or a gauge. An outside caliper consists of two arc-shaped legs connected by a hinge; it sometimes has a graduated scale.

The configurations of the legs and auxiliary elements of out-side calipers differ greatly. They have measurement ranges up to 200 mm and legs up to 600 mm long.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

outside caliper

A type of caliper which is especially designed for measuring the outside diameters of round or cylindrical objects.
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