vernier caliper


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vernier caliper

n.
A measuring instrument consisting of an L-shaped frame with a linear scale along its longer arm and an L-shaped sliding attachment with a vernier, used to read directly the dimension of an object represented by the separation between the inner or outer edges of the two shorter arms.
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ver′nier cal`iper


n.
a caliper formed of two pieces sliding across one another, one having a graduated scale and the other a vernier. Also called ver′nier microm`eter.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.vernier caliper - a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurementsvernier caliper - a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
caliper, calliper - an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
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