Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[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
1605-15; scale1, scale3 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
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.

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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for scaler

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for scaler

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for scaler