verb (used with object), shimmed, shim·ming.
Origin of shim
Related Words for shimchunk, stuffing, mixture, layer, dressing, cusp, taper, spire, quoin, cleat, lump, keystone, prong, block, cotter, chock, insides, cylinder, center, cartridge
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Historical Examples of shim
No, the big elevation rudder was still in place, but it seemed to have no effect on the shim.Tom Swift and his Airship
verb shims, shimming or shimmed
Word Origin for shim
1723, a Kentish word of unknown origin. Originally a piece of iron fitted to a plow for scraping soil; meaning "thin slip of wood to fill up a space or raise a level" is from 1860.
"to wedge up a surface by means of a shim," 1877, from shim (n.). Related: Shimmed; shimming.