Caliper square
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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