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Definition of "scrambler" []

  • An electronic device that scrambles telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to anyone without a special receiver. (noun)
  • A motorcycle with thick ridged tires and strong suspension, designed for riding and racing across rough terrain. (noun)
  • Football A quarterback who frequently scrambles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrambler" in a sentence
  • "Not exactly known as a scrambler, the 6-6 Mallett also carries the ball five times for 22 yards."
  • "s known as a scrambler, but instead of pulling the ball down and running, he scrambles with his eyes downfield to make a big play."
  • "The White House aims to fix that, too, by persuading businesses to install a standard encoding device, or "scrambler," into every computer and telephone made in America."