Origin of rimmed
- the outer edge, border, margin, or brink of something, especially of a circular object.
- any edge, margin, or frame added to or around a central object or area.
- the outer circle of a wheel, attached to the hub by spokes.
- a circular strip of metal forming the connection between an automobile wheel and tire, either permanently attached to or removable from the wheel.
- a drive wheel or flywheel, as on a spinning mule.
- Basketball. the metal ring from which the net is suspended to form the basket.
- Journalism. the outer edge of a usually U-shaped copy desk, occupied by the copyreaders.Compare slot1(def 5b).
- Metallurgy. (in an ingot) an outer layer of metal having a composition different from that of the center.
- to furnish with a rim, border, or margin.
- (of a golf ball or putt) to roll around the edge of (a hole) but not go in.
- Basketball. (of a basketball) to roll around (the rim of the basket) and not go in.
- to coat or encrust the rim of (a glass): Rim each cocktail glass with salt.
Origin of rim
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Examples from the Web for rimmed
The German Panzers fought with suicidal ferocity, storming the hill until it was rimmed with a bulwark of bodies.The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches
June 5, 2014
Strain into a chilled snifter glass, rimmed with smoked-chipotle dust.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
July 29, 2011
She scrunched her nose and leaned in to examine the creases and dark circles that rimmed her eyes.Meet the First Female President
October 17, 2010
He went on until the sun was low in the west and all the sky was rimmed with color.Way of the Lawless
The invaders fired blindly into the darkness that rimmed the deck.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The sun had set, but it left walls and portals of cloud tinged and rimmed with fire.The Long Roll
While these lashes were not long, they were thick and rimmed her eyes with a fine, thin line.The Octopus
Her eyes, rimmed with red from crying, were pools of darkness in her pale face.The Saracen: The Holy War
- the raised edge of an object, esp of something more or less circular such as a cup or crater
- the peripheral part of a wheel, to which the tyre is attached
- basketball the hoop from which the net is suspended
- to put a rim on (a pot, cup, wheel, etc)
- slang to lick, kiss, or suck the anus of (one's sexual partner)
- ball games (of a ball) to run around the edge of (a hole, basket, etc)
- Mauritania (international car registration)
Word Origin and History for rimmed
Old English rima "edge, border, verge, coast," as in særima "seashore," literally "rim of the sea," and dægrima "dawn," literally "rim of the day." Related to Old Norse rime, rimi "a raised strip of land, ridge," Old Frisian rim "edge," but with no other known cognates. The snare drummer's rim shot (striking the rim and the head at once) is recorded from 1934.
- The border, edge, or margin of an organ or a part.