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Calipers

Definitions

  • Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers. Outside Calipers. Inside Calipers
    Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers. Outside Calipers. Inside Calipers
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Calipers An instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or thickness of bodies, as of work shaped in a lathe or planer, timber, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, tubes, etc.; -- called also caliper compasses, or caliber compasses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Calipers kal′i-pėrz compasses with legs suitable for measuring the inside or outside diameter of bodies.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted from caliber,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Corr. of Caliber.

Usage

In literature:

I threw the calipers down, paid the photographer, and walked out through the shop into the street.
"Carnacki, The Ghost Finder" by William Hope Hodgson
Two of them carried calipers and walked in advance.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
Set the calipers to the required diameter of the cylinder.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
A pair of common pinion calipers slightly modified makes as good a pair of calipers for length measurement as one can desire.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
Foot and Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Scrolls, Circular and Band Saws, Saw Attachments, Chucks, Mandrels, Twist Drills, Dogs, Calipers, etc.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
I shall have to use the calipers for a day or two.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Foot and Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Scrolls, Circular and Band Saws, Saw Attachments, Chucks, Mandrels, Twist Drills, Dogs, Calipers, etc.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
They became firm as calipers.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Calipers: the anal forceps in Dermaptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Boy say to ol' Pierre, Cap'n Jack stuck at Caliper Island.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Theirs was talk of cant hooks and spike poles, calipers and rafts.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Whilst this natural process is going on, you must take the large calipers and open them at three-sixteenths of an inch.
"Violin Making" by Walter H. Mayson
In a moment more the white-socked calipers had carried Mr. Needham out of Henry's life for some years to come.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
The diameter is tested by attempting to pass the calipers over the work.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
At his heels came Dwight Wade, blanket-roll across his shoulders and calipers and leather-sheathed axe in his hands.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
But what are the facts left for our consideration in connection with caliper measurement?
"Antonio Stradivari" by Horace William Petherick
This time we took the precaution to tie our horses to the calipate or barberry bushes, with lassoes.
"Wild Life in the Land of the Giants" by Gordon Stables
Foot and Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Scrolls, Circular and Band Saws, Saw Attachments, Chucks, Mandrils, Twist Drills, Dogs, Calipers, etc.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
The calipers are made of incised brass, measuring 7 inches in length and 1-3/4 inches in width.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini
Calipers, for use in measuring, 60 cents.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

Close the jaws and make sure the instrument reads "0" or set it to zero, using the zero button on a digital caliper or set the dial to zero on a dial caliper .
Ensure the caliper reads zero, then open the caliper until the depth rod meets the bottom of the hole.
A dial caliper is the second generation caliper .
Although it has been around for a long time, the caliper is still an extremely versatile and useful tool for making a range of distance measurements (both ODs and IDs).
In addition to the new name, the product is now also available in 28- and 36-pt calipers .
Therefore, cartons of equal caliper weigh less.
2012 Ford F150 Baer Brake Calipers.
New technology utilizes proven GEN 3 electronics, cabling and diagnostic software, and adds new optical sensing technology to monitor air disc pushrod stroke and caliper lever arm movement.
1973 Chevy C10 Buildup Baer Aluminum Caliper Mount.
In addition to the new name, the product is now also available in 28- and 36-pt calipers.
The company has introduced the IP-66 rated digital caliper for use in harsh environments where coolants and moisture are prevalent in the manufacturing process.
The caliper is sealed against coolants, dust, chips and water up to 3' deep.
Both ANGLEGUARD™ edge and strap protectors are fully recyclable, come pre-cut in a variety of common lengths for shipping standard skid or package sizes, and are available in three caliper strengths (.120",160" and.225).
In this chassis tech article CIRCLE TRACK provides a brake caliper rebuild guide to show how rebuilding your calipers at least once per season will give you better performance and durability.
Begin by pulling all four calipers off the car and knocking off any loose dirt or grime.
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In science:

These lines were all tested with a Uni Knot. The diameter of Cabelas Seaguar leader and Pline CFX leader were not advertised by the manufacturer and were measured using calipers.
Comparing Measured Fluorocarbon Leader Breaking Strength with Manufacturer Claims
The divider caliper measures and marks the diameter D of the larger hole on the tablet, fitting a tip in one end of B and the other drawing an arc (red in Figure 1). Then the caliper is used to measure D’ of the smaller hole. Fitting a tip where the red arc crosses the baseline, the second (violet) arc is outlined.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
Fig.1 We can use the “circinus” to measure the baseline B and a divider caliper for the holes.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
The divider caliper marks the diameter D of the larger hole, fitting a tip in one end of B and the other drawing an arc (red).
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
Then the caliper is used to measure D’ of the smaller hole.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
It is easy to obtain the ratio N/n, turning the caliper enough times on B. Let us call the number of turns T.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
It could be interesting to use caliper and measure the diameters of these grooves.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
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