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English Dictionary: Trimmer by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Trimmer
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe"
    Synonym(s): pruner, trimmer
  2. a machine that trims timber
  3. capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
    Synonym(s): trimmer, trimming capacitor
  4. joist that receives the end of a header in floor or roof framing in order to leave an opening for a staircase or chimney etc.
    Synonym(s): trimmer, trimmer joist
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trimmer \Trim"mer\, n. (Coal Storage)
      An apparatus used for piling the coal in gradually increasing
      piles made by building up at the point of the cone or top of
      the prism.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trim \Trim\, a. [Compar. {Trimmer}; superl. {Trimmest}.] [See
      {Trim}, v. t.]
      Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for
      service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship
      is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a
      person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his
      dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears
      tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands
               With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
               So deemed I till I viewed their trim array Of boats
               last night.                                             --Trench.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trimmer \Trim"mer\, n.
      1. One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments.
      2. One who does not adopt extreme opinions in politics, or
            the like; one who fluctuates between parties, so as to
            appear to favor each; a timeserver.
                     Thus Halifax was a trimmer on principle. --Macaulay.
      3. An instrument with which trimming is done.
      4. (Arch.) A beam, into which are framed the ends of headers
            in floor framing, as when a hole is to be left for stairs,
            or to avoid bringing joists near chimneys, and the like.
            See Illust. of {Header}.
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