Definition of scriber in US English:



  • A pointed instrument used for making marks on wood, bricks, etc., to guide a saw or in sign painting.

    • ‘They also had automatic glide return and scribers to mark your work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Set a scriber / compass to the widest gap between the backsplash and the wall.’
    • ‘Specimen designations were etched on discs with a vibrating scriber.’