calliper


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hamburg-based manufacturing partner, Laser Zentrum Nord, handled the actual printing, creating the calliper using four 400-watt lasers to help fuse layers of titanium alloy powder.
The Chiron's brakes are said to be the largest of any production vehicle, with eight-piston front callipers and six-piston rear callipers.
Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with drive to the rear wheels there are six-piston brake callipers for the front brake disc measuring 380mm in diameter with four-piston callipers for the rear 320mm diameter discs.
"I remember being told the callipers would straighten my legs, which were bent and out of shape," she says.
Her mother even made toy callipers out of plastic straws for Philippa's dolls to reassure her daughter.