Definition of calliper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    noun (British English) (also caliper North American English, British English)
    BrE BrE//ˈkælɪpə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪpər//
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  1. 1 callipers [plural] an instrument with two long thin parts joined at one end, used for measuring the diameter of tubes and round objects (= the distance across them) a pair of callipers
  2. 2(British English) (North American English brace) [countable, usually plural] a metal support for weak or injured legs

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