[ skrahy-ber ]

  1. a tool for scribing wood or the like.

Origin of scriber

First recorded in 1825–35; scribe2 + -er1

Words Nearby scriber Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scriber in a sentence

  • Chewing the scriber and needling his brain, he slowly built up a list of other possibilities.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison
  • The other, interested, gave them a searching once-over before he pushed a small scriber toward Rip.

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

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

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

    Measuring Tools | Unknown

British Dictionary definitions for scriber


/ (ˈskraɪbə) /

  1. 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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012