caliper caliper  /ˈkæ lə pər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
  2. (v) measure the diameter of something with calipers

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When the rider lightly squeezes the handles, a plunger pushes a silicone fluid through the tubes, causing the traditional caliper arms to close.
  2. The pins are connected on both sides to a kind of caliper and the leg is gently stretched until the two broken ends snap into place.
  3. A few detailsunsmoothed caliper marks on the cheeks, one wing of the Medusa head on Cosimo's armor seemed unfinished.

News

  1. PlastiKote Brake Caliper Paint

    PlastiKote Brake Caliper Paint allow fleets to customize their vehicles.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Work Truck Magazine

  2. 2007 BMW Mini Reviews

    Right rear brake caliper fell off! Whoever replaced the pads last didn't use any thread locking compound, and the two bolts shook loose and fell off. The only thing holding the caliper was the brake hose and handbrake cable
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Carsurvey.org

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Quotes

  1. "You can't do enough homework," Bowden said. "You check Caliper tests, vision, GPAs, teachers' comments, friends, family - you dig deep because at the end of the day, it's character. You want people. You're in the ninth inning of a World...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Jim Bowden Source: Examiner.com

  2. "We had so much go wrong today" said Petter Solberg. "We knew we had a brake caliper leaking, and in the last stage I braked and the car just didn't slow down enough. It's so, so frustrating and just boring, you know. I want to be able to...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: Petter Solberg Source: automobilsport.com

  3. "We just caught a piece of debris or something and it popped that tire," Newman said about the incident. "It wrapped itself around the caliper and rotor and stuff and it cost us three laps."
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: Ryan Newman Source: AutoCorse.it

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