- a joist or rafter supporting one of the ends of a header at the edge of a wellhole.
- a wall tile or floor tile for finishing an edge or angle.
Words nearby trimmer
Definition for trimmer (2 of 3)
Definition for trimmer (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), trimmed, trim·ming.
- to distribute the load of (a ship) so that it sits well in the water.
- to stow or arrange, as cargo.
- to adjust (the sails or yards) with reference to the direction of the wind and the course of the ship.
- to rebuke or reprove.
- to beat or thrash.
- to defeat.
verb (used without object), trimmed, trim·ming.
- to assume a particular position or trim in the water, as a vessel.
- to adjust the sails or yards with reference to the direction of the wind and the course of the ship.
- the set of a ship in the water, especially the most advantageous one.
- the condition of a ship with reference to its fitness for sailing.
- the adjustment of sails, rigging, etc., with reference to wind direction and the course of the ship.
- the condition of a submarine as regards buoyancy.
- the upholstery, knobs, handles, and other equipment inside a motor car.
- ornamentation on the exterior of an automobile, especially in metal or a contrasting color.
adjective, trim·mer, trim·mest.
Origin of trim
OTHER WORDS FROM trimtrim·ly, adverbtrim·ness, nouno·ver·trim, verb, o·ver·trimmed, o·ver·trim·ming.pre·trim, verb, pre·trimmed, pre·trim·ming.
Examples from the Web for trimmer
This season, the 40-year-old actress has been sporting a trimmer shape, which she has attributed to her new exercise regimen.The Skinny on ‘Modern Family’ Cast’s Hollywood Weight Makeover|Maria Elena Fernandez|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Whatever you think of this leviathan budget, President Obama cannot be accused of being a trimmer, or reticent.
A few harsh words from Trimmer silenced him, and he remained sitting up, staring out of the window.
But he might have been the burglar for all Trimmer knew, and—what then?Our House|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Trimmer 177 walked mechanically upstairs to the former bedroom, quite forgetting that his master would not be there.
Hence, in dealing with men he was a trimmer, and such a trimmer the world has never seen.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
By the way, he suddenly added, has Silas Trimmer anything whatever to do with this proposition?The Making of Bobby Burnit|George Randolph Chester
British Dictionary definitions for trimmer (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for trimmer (2 of 3)
adjective trimmer or trimmest
verb trims, trimming or trimmed (mainly tr)
- (also intr) to adjust the balance of (a vessel) or (of a vessel) to maintain an even balance, by distribution of ballast, cargo, etc
- (also intr) to adjust (a vessel's sails) to take advantage of the wind
- to stow (cargo)
- the general set and appearance of a vessel
- the difference between the draught of a vessel at the bow and at the stern
- the fitness of a vessel
- the position of a vessel's sails relative to the wind
- the relative buoyancy of a submarine