Meaning of “calipers” in the English Dictionary

"calipers" in British English

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calipersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈkæl.ɪ.pəz/ us /ˈkæl.ə.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)

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

(Definition of “calipers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)