from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances. Often used in the plural.
- n. A large instrument having a fixed and a movable arm on a graduated stock, used for measuring the diameters of logs and similar objects.
- n. A vernier caliper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Uncommon variant of calipers.
- n. The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ascertain the diameter of (any cylindrical body) by means of calipers, or by a star-gage: as, to culiper a gun.
- n. An instrument for measuring diameters; a caliber: commonly in the plural.
- n. In forestry, an instrument for measuring the diameter of trees or logs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
- v. measure the diameter of something with calipers
Carefully remove the caliper from the rotor and hold it in your hand.
Step 5: Now that the brake caliper is removed, unscrew the debris covers, which are over the bolts that secure the brake pads to the caliper, with a flathead screwdriver.
Using stolen alien technology passed down to Fenris by a 12th degree Masonic Knight, this caliper is used to ensure that our artillery cannons are crafted to the highest specifications.
"A caliper is a precision instrument, so what good does it do you if it can't provide you precision?"
Properly called caliper disc brakes: a type of brake that consists of a disc that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper that can squeeze the surfaces of the disc near its periphery.
The caliper is a two-piece clamshell of forged magnesium.
Maybe on the hand ala X-man Wolverine or on the back of the jersey, using bluetooth to activate the caliper which is powered by...
FYI, "caliper" is a measuring tool, usually in the plural -- calipers, like scissors.
The 36 isn't new - it appeared in 2008 - but the "caliper" system is quite interesting.
Then pry the brake pads back (open the caliper up) and pump the brake lever one more time, being sure to hold the lever in.