vernier caliper

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vernier caliper was circa 1876

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“Vernier caliper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernier%20caliper. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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vernier caliper

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

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