outside caliper

outside caliper
A machinists' caliper used to check outside dimensions. See caliper.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • outside caliper — noun caliper for measuring outside dimensions; points on its legs curve inward • Hypernyms: ↑caliper, ↑calliper * * * noun : a caliper for measuring outside dimensions * * * a caliper whose legs turn inward so that it can measure outside… …   Useful english dictionary

  • outside caliper — a caliper whose legs turn inward so that it can measure outside dimensions, as the diameter of a rod. See illus. under caliper. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Caliper — For other uses, see Caliper (disambiguation). A vernier caliper …   Wikipedia

  • caliper — [1] The apparatus on disc brakes which hold the disc pads and straddles the disc. When actuated the pads press against the disc to stop or slow the vehicle. Also see brake caliper floating caliper disc brake pin slider caliper disc brake swinging …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • outside — 1. noun /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/ a) The part of something that faces out; the outer surface. Silenes of old were little boxes, like those we now may see in the shops of apothecaries, painted on the outside with wanton toyish figures, as harpies, satyrs,… …   Wiktionary

  • outside spring caliper — An outside caliper with a spring for accurate setting …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • caliper — [kal′ə pər] n. [var. of CALIBER] 1. [usually pl.] an instrument consisting of a pair of movable, curved legs fastened together at one end, used to measure the thickness or diameter of something: there are inside calipers and outside calipers 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • caliper — /kal euh peuhr/, n. 1. Usually, calipers. an instrument for measuring thicknesses and internal or external diameters inaccessible to a scale, consisting usually of a pair of adjustable pivoted legs. 2. any of various calibrated instruments for… …   Universalium

  • caliper — /ˈkæləpə/ (say kaluhpuh) noun 1. (usually plural) a tool in its simplest form having two legs and resembling a compass (def. 7), used for obtaining inside and outside measurements, especially across curved surfaces. 2. → caliper rule. 3. Also,… …  

  • caliper rule — noun : a rulelike scale with one fixed and one adjustable jaw * * * a caliper with one jaw fixed to or integral with a graduated straight bar on which the other jaw slides. * * * caliper rule, a rule having a graduated slide with a projecting… …   Useful english dictionary

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