Also scribe.

Origin of scriber

First recorded in 1825–35; scribe2 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for scriber

Historical Examples of scriber

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


    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.

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for scriber


  1. a pointed steel tool used to score materials as a guide to cutting, etcAlso called: scribe
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