a person or thing that scrambles.
an electronic device that mixes and confuses telecommunications signals in order to make them unintelligible through certain circuits.
Compare unscrambler (def 2).
a plant that produces long weak shoots by which it grows over other plants
an electronic device that renders speech unintelligible during transmission, normal speech being restored at the receiving system
An electronic device that scrambles telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to anyone without a special receiver.
noun, Aeronautics. 1. a ramjet engine in which the flow through the combustor itself is supersonic. noun 1. a type of ramjet in which the forward motion of the craft forces oxygen to mix with fuel (usually hydrogen) at supersonic speeds within a duct in the engine an aircraft powered by such an engine (as […]
verb (used without object), scrammed, scramming. Informal. 1. to go away; get out (usually used as a command): I said I was busy, so scram. noun 1. the rapid shutdown of a nuclear reactor in an emergency. verb (used with object) 2. to shut down (a nuclear reactor) rapidly in an emergency. verb scrams, scramming, […]
- Scram switch
jargon (From the nuclear power industry) An emergency power-off switch (see Big Red Switch), especially one positioned to be easily hit by evacuating personnel. In general, this is *not* something you frob lightly; these often initiate expensive events (such as Halon dumps) and are installed in a dinosaur pen for use in case of electrical […]
noun 1. (slang) food; provisions 2. (Irish, dialect) bad scran to, bad luck to