adjuster

or ad·jus·tor

[uh-juhs-ter]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. adjustable spanner,
  2. adjustable-pitch,
  3. adjustable-rate mortgage,
  4. adjusted,
  5. adjusted gross income,
  6. adjustive,
  7. adjustment,
  8. adjustment disorder,
  9. adjustor,
  10. adjutancy

Origin of adjuster

First recorded in 1665–75; adjust + -er1

Related formsnon·ad·just·er, noun

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Word Origin and History for adjuster

adjuster

n.

1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from 1830.

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