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English definition of “calipers”

calipers

noun [plural] uk   /ˈkæl.ɪ.pəz/ us    /-pɚz/

calipers noun [plural] (TOOL)

(UK also callipers) a device for measuring widths or distances, consisting of two long, thin pieces of metal fixed together at one end

calipers noun [plural] (LEG SUPPORT)

(US braces) metal supports that are fastened to the legs of people who have difficulties with walking
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