Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic circuit that records the aggregate of a specific number of signals that occur too rapidly to be recorded individually.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An electronic circuit that aggregates many signals into one.
  • n. An electronic or computer system that adjusts the size of a signal or graphic to fit on a screen etc.
  • n. One who scales.
  • n. A tool or device for scaling fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, scales; specifically, a dentist's instrument for removing tartar from the teeth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who scales fish; distinctively, a person in the act of scaling, or who makes a business of it: used specifically of the scaling of menhaden.
  • n. An instrument resembling a currycomb and usually made of tin, used for removing scales from fish.
  • n. An instrument used by dentists in removing tartar from the teeth.
  • n. One who scales or measures logs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electronic pulse counter used to count pulses that occur too rapidly to be recorded individually

Etymologies

From scale2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Now the watchful "scaler" sees to it that the logs are cut with judgment, so as to utilize every foot of saw timber.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • Separately, aside from the persisting tighter supply of 16: 9 panels, supply of components such as scaler ICs has stabilized.

    DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

  • Smith worked at the Manke mill on Tacoma's Tideflats as a "scaler" from September 2004 to July 2006.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - Homepage

  • My favorite fishing knife is a yellow handle Case XX with a thin, pointed blade, hook hone, bottle opener, scaler and hook remover.

    On Favorite Fishing Knives

  • A: You can't because a mountain climber is a scaler.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • The exemplary high scaler was twenty-three-year-old Louis Fagan, a “human pendulum” so dubbed by the Las Vegas Age whose signature feat was to have transferred every member of a tunnel crew around an outcropping on the Arizona cliffside twice a day for three weeks in January 1932.

    Colossus

  • It would not be long before the first high scaler lost his life falling from the canyon wall.

    Colossus

  • Got only one positive reply, from 'Calexico', who is still a couple of years away from moving down here (and is also an N scaler).

    Aguascalientes

  • I removed all blank spaces in the file and coded all variables as scaler, and then it worked.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • MAX were the greatest tree-scaler there was and MAY loved him for that. i wished so bad-like she'd love me for somethin.

    MAX & MAY

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