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[skey-ler] /ˈskeɪ lər/
a person or thing that scales.
Also called counter, scaling circuit. Electronics. an electronic circuit devised to give a single pulse as output after a certain number of input pulses.
Origin of scaler
First recorded in 1605-15; scale1, scale3 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Would you not be inclined to suspect that the scaler had cheated you in favour of his master?

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • The scaler reappeared as suddenly and unaccountably as it had disappeared.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • Then the outer pail of the new minnow-bucket was missing and the scaler could not be found.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • An' it's partly the bosses, an' the cook, an' the scaler, an' the clerk.

  • The scaler won't never look at your books, 'cause it hain't none of his funeral if the men don't git what's a-comin' to 'em.

  • It was likely that he had expected some questioning because of the discharge of the scaler.

  • On the second sill he rested, then stretched his scaler diagonally forward to the left.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • The scaler smiled a thin smile all to himself behind the stove.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • The first digital electronic device employed to collect nuclear data was the binary electronic counter (scaler) of the 1930's.

  • The cook laid aside his paper and looked the scaler in the eye.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for scaler


a person or thing that scales
Also called counter, scaling circuit. an electronic device or circuit that aggregates electric pulses and gives a single output pulse for a predetermined number of input pulses
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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