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trimmer

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[ trim-er ]
/ ˈtrɪm ər /
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noun
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Origin of trimmer

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First recorded in 1510–20; trim + -er1

Other definitions for trimmer (2 of 2)

trimmer2
[ trim-er ]
/ ˈtrɪm ər /

adjective
comparative of trim.
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British Dictionary definitions for trimmer

trimmer
/ (ˈtrɪmə) /

noun
Also called: trimmer joist a beam in a floor or roof structure attached to truncated joists in order to leave an opening for a staircase, chimney, etc
a machine for trimming timber
Also called: trimming capacitor electronics a variable capacitor of small capacitance used for making fine adjustments, etc
a person who alters his or her opinions on the grounds of expediency
a person who fits out motor vehicles
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