[vur-nee-er; French ver-nyey] /ˈvɜr ni ər; French vɛrˈnyeɪ/
[pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1580–1637, French mathematician and inventor.
a small movable scale running parallel to the main graduated scale in certain measuring instruments, such as theodolites, used to obtain a fractional reading of one of the divisions on the main scale
an auxiliary device for making a fine adjustment to an instrument, usually by means of a fine screw thread
(modifier) relating to or fitted with a vernier: a vernier scale, a vernier barometer
1766, device for making precise measurements, from name of inventor, French mathematician Paul Vernier (1580-1637), who described it in a tract published 1631.
French mathematician and maker of scientific instruments, known especially for his invention of an auxiliary scale (named after him) used for obtaining a highly precise reading of a subdivision of an ordinary scale.
[pee-uh-roh; French pye-roh] /ˌpi əˈroʊ; French pyɛˈroʊ/ noun, plural Pierrots [pee-uh-rohz; French pye-roh] /ˌpi əˈroʊz; French pyɛˈroʊ/ (Show IPA) 1. a male character in certain French pantomime, having a whitened face and wearing a loose, white, fancy costume. 2. (lowercase) an actor, masquerader, or buffoon so made up. /ˈpɪərəʊ; French pjɛro/ noun 1. a male […]
[pee-uh-roh loo-nair; French pye-roh ly-ner] /ˌpi əˈroʊ luˈnɛər; French pyɛ roʊ lüˈnɛr/ noun 1. a cycle of 21 songs (1912) for voice and instruments, by Arnold Schönberg, written in Sprechgesang style and set to poems of Albert Giraud in German translation.
[peer] /pɪər/ noun 1. a structure built on posts extending from land out over water, used as a landing place for ships, an entertainment area, a strolling place, etc.; jetty. 2. (in a bridge or the like) a support for the ends of adjacent spans. 3. a square pillar. 4. a portion of wall between […]
[peer-shed] /ˈpɪərˌʃɛd/ noun 1. See under . noun 1. a building located on or near a pier (piershed) or wharf (wharf shed) used for short-term storage of cargo in transit.