One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pointed instrument used for making marks on wood, bricks, etc., to guide a saw or in sign painting.
- ‘Specimen designations were etched on discs with a vibrating scriber.’
- ‘They also had automatic glide return and scribers to mark your work.’
- ‘Set a scriber / compass to the widest gap between the backsplash and the wall.’
- ‘Depending on the circumstance, use a compass / scriber or a flat carpenter's pencil to transfer the angle and shape of the object being fit to the object being scribed.’
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