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[skrahy-ber] /ˈskraɪ bər/
a tool for scribing wood or the like.
Also, scribe.
Origin of scriber
First recorded in 1825-35; scribe2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Chewing the scriber and needling his brain, he slowly built up a list of other possibilities.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • A scriber is a piece of steel wire having a hardened sharp point wherewith to draw lines.

  • A knurled locking nut is also provided for holding the scriber in any fixed position.

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  • On the scriber is placed the zero mark which shows at a glance the measurement that is being taken.

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  • Lay out the form with a sharp steel point or scriber, saw as close to lines as possible, and with a fine file finish to line.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • A little oil placed on the scriber point will keep it from sticking in the metal.

  • The top of the thread is turned off 0.010 inch to allow the scriber F to slide freely on the screw.

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  • The sleeve is graduated with fifty divisions each equaling a movement of the scriber of 0.001 inch.

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  • The hole for the scriber in the scriber clamp of a surface gage is reamed out to fit the rods used with inside micrometers.

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British Dictionary definitions for scriber


a pointed steel tool used to score materials as a guide to cutting, etc Also called scribe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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