- a person or thing that adjusts.
- an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company's liability.
Origin of adjuster
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Examples from the Web for adjuster
"Not an Adjuster," I asserted my father, but he had already perceived that this was so.The Day of the Boomer Dukes
Joe took the company's adjuster and went down to investigate.Jiglets
And accordingly it was not long before my services as adjuster and arbitrator of labor difficulties were needed.Under Four Administrations
Oscar S. Straus
The adjustment took various forms according to the temperament of the adjuster.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
She is judge and adjuster of disputes, and frequently performs the ceremonies of religion as priestess.Woman under socialism
Word Origin and History for adjuster
1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from 1830.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper