verb (used with object), rimmed, rim·ming.
Origin of rim
Examples from the Web for rim
He had, after all, already learned just how much trouble that could get him into—rim shot.
Adding a rim protector aside from the 36-year-old Birdman would certainly be nice too.Where Free Agent LeBron James Will Take His Talents Next|Robert Silverman|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Odds are, you expected Jackson to swish all three, but first freebie dribbled off the front of the rim and suddenly, hope renewed!Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You still have to get a ball through a rim - even if a peach basket bottom no longer prevents it from dropping to the ground.
Pour the batter over the top to the rim (reserve any extra).Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By this time the sun was low in the west, and a short time afterward it dipped under the rim of the prairie.Bert Wilson in the Rockies|J. W. Duffield
She brought the ladle over the rim of the sieve and lowered it until it all but touched the middle of the web.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
The driver had used his last spare, so there was nothing to do but keep going on the rim.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
The excellent automobile road around the rim affords easy approach afoot as well as by automobile and bicycle.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
Already they could see the gleam of the Rakahanga beach with the rim of silver where the waves broke into foam.The Book of Missionary Heroes|Basil Mathews
British Dictionary definitions for rim (1 of 2)
verb rims, rimming or rimmed (tr)
Word Origin for rim
British Dictionary definitions for rim (2 of 2)
Word Origin for RIM
Word Origin and History for rim (1 of 2)
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.