caliper

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caliper(s)

(kăl′ĭ-pĕr) [Fr. calibre, diameter of bore of gun]
A hinged instrument for measuring thickness or diameter.
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Both micrometers and dial calipers are available in an electronic readout.
PHOTO : The dial caliper remains an excellent basic instrument for quick manual ID/OD readings, if SPC output is not required.
Decent electronic calipers are usually of better construction than dial calipers, as there are fewer moving parts to wear out.