transfer caliper

transfer caliper

[′tranz·fər ‚kal·ə·pər]
(design engineering)
A caliper having one leg which can be opened (or closed) to remove the instrument from the piece being measured; used to measure inside recesses or over projections.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.