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scaler

[skey-ler]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that scales.
  2. Also called counter, scaling circuit. Electronics. an electronic circuit devised to give a single pulse as output after a certain number of input pulses.
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Origin of scaler

First recorded in 1605–15; scale1, scale3 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for scaler

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for scaler

scaler

noun
  1. a person or thing that scales
  2. 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
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