scal·​er | \ ˈskā-lər \

Definition of scaler 

1 : one that scales
2 : a dental instrument for removing tartar from teeth

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One of the most crucial jobs in construction was that of the high scaler. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Hoover Dam Changed America—And It Might Do It Again," 27 July 2018 High scalers would use ropes to climb down the canyon walls to strip away rock. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Hoover Dam Changed America—And It Might Do It Again," 27 July 2018 During the midst of construction, these walls were festooned with live wires, creating a maze high scalers had to navigate. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Hoover Dam Changed America—And It Might Do It Again," 27 July 2018 And China’s deployment is at a much smaller scaler than the U.S. Washington Post, "US disinvites China from multinational military exercise," 23 May 2018 After disabling those automatic scalers, the game rendered far more sharply but also became a stuttering, nigh unplayable mess. Kyle Orland And Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "HTC Vive Pro review: Eye-popping VR, with a price that’s a little too real," 3 Apr. 2018 Another useful detail slider is hamstrung at launch: an internal resolution scaler. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Final Fantasy XV for Windows should have been a mess, but it’s the opposite," 7 Mar. 2018 Diazepam pills were found in the cruiser's front and back seats, and marijuana, dime baggies and a digital scaler were inside the Kia, the report said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "State clears Seward police officer in shooting death of Chugiak man," 2 Feb. 2018 Turns out, that dynamic scaler also cranks in the opposite direction to afford more pixels on more powerful console hardware (PC players have already been able to experiment with this, of course). Sam Machkovech And Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Xbox One X review: An exclamation point for hardware, a question mark for software," 3 Nov. 2017

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1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scal·​er | \ ˈskā-lər \

Medical Definition of scaler 

: any of various dental instruments for removing tartar from teeth

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