vernier caliper
noun Date: circa 1876 a measuring device that consists of a main scale with a fixed jaw and a sliding jaw with an attached vernier

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  • vernier caliper — slankmatis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. slide caliper; vernier caliper; vernier gage; vernier gauge vok. Meßschieber, m; Schieblehre, f; Schublehre, f rus. штангенциркуль, m pranc. calibre à coulisse, m; pied à coulisse, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • vernier caliper — slankmatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Neskaitmeninis matuoklis su nonijumi, kuriuo matuojamas detalės skersmuo, ilgis, gylis ar kt. ilginiai matmenys. atitikmenys: angl. vernier caliper; vernier calliper; vernier… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • vernier caliper — a caliper formed of two pieces sliding across one another, one having a graduated scale and the other a vernier. Also called vernier micrometer. [1875 80] * * * ▪ measurement instrument       instrument for making very accurate linear… …   Universalium

  • vernier caliper — noun a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements • Syn: ↑vernier micrometer • Hypernyms: ↑caliper, ↑calliper …   Useful english dictionary

  • vernier caliper — noun a type of caliper using the vernier scale, an extremely precise measuring instrument …   Wiktionary

  • vernier caliper — ver′nier cal iper n. mac wam 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 • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Vernier caliper —    A measuring instrument having a fixed jaw and a sliding jaw with an attached vernier (short scale) …   Forensic science glossary

  • vernier caliper — A short graduated scale that slides along a longer graduated instrument and is used to indicate fractional parts of divisions, as in a micrometer …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Caliper — For other uses, see Caliper (disambiguation). A vernier caliper …   Wikipedia

  • Vernier scale — A vernier scale is an additional scale which allows a distance or angle measurement to be read more precisely than directly reading a uniformly divided straight or circular measurement scale. It is a sliding secondary scale that is used to… …   Wikipedia

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