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English → English (WordNet) Definition: vernier caliper vernier caliper n : a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements [syn: vernier micrometer]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Vernier calipers Vernier \Ver"ni*er\, n. [So named after the inventor, Pierre Vernier.] A short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument, as the limb of a sextant, or the scale of a barometer, for indicating parts of divisions. It is so graduated that a certain convenient number of its divisions are just equal to a certain number, either one less or one more, of the divisions of the instrument, so that parts of a division are determined by observing what line on the vernier coincides with a line on the instrument. [1913 Webster] Vernier calipers, Vernier gauge, a gauge with a graduated bar and a sliding jaw bearing a vernier, used for accurate measurements. Vernier compass, a surveyor's compass with a vernier for the accurate adjustment of the zero point in accordance with magnetic variation. Vernier transit, a surveyor's transit instrument with a vernier compass. [1913 Webster] Calipers \Cal"i*pers\, n. pl. [Corrupted from caliber.] 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 . [1913 Webster] Caliper square, a draughtsman's or mechanic's square, having a graduated bar and adjustable jaw or jaws. --Knight. Vernier calipers. See Vernier. [1913 Webster]

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