vernier caliper


Definition of vernier caliper

: a measuring device that consists of a main scale with a fixed jaw and a sliding jaw with an attached vernier

First Known Use of vernier caliper

circa 1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vernier caliper was circa 1876

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“Vernier caliper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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