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adjuster

or ad·jus·tor

[uh-juhs-ter]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that adjusts.
  2. an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company's liability.
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Origin of adjuster

First recorded in 1665–75; adjust + -er1
Related formsnon·ad·just·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for adjuster

Historical Examples

  • "Not an Adjuster," I asserted my father, but he had already perceived that this was so.

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

    Frederik Pohl

  • Joe took the company's adjuster and went down to investigate.

    Jiglets

    Walter Jones

  • And accordingly it was not long before my services as adjuster and arbitrator of labor difficulties were needed.

  • The adjustment took various forms according to the temperament of the adjuster.

  • She is judge and adjuster of disputes, and frequently performs the ceremonies of religion as priestess.


Word Origin and History for adjuster

n.

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

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