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callipers

noun
     
Related topics: Hospital, Tools
cal‧li‧pers British English ; calipers American English [plural]
1TZ a tool used for measuring thickness, or the distance between two surfaces, or the diameter (=inside width) of something
2 British EnglishMH metal bars that someone wears on their legs to help them walk [= brace American English]

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