trimmer

1
[ trim-er ]
/ ˈtrɪm ər /

noun

Origin of trimmer

1
First recorded in 1510–20; trim + -er1

Definition for trimmer (2 of 3)

trimmer

2
[ trim-er ]
/ ˈtrɪm ər /

adjective

comparative of trim.

Definition for trimmer (3 of 3)

Origin of trim

before 900; probably continuing Old English trymman, trymian to strengthen, prepare (not recorded in ME), derivative of trum strong, active; akin to Irish dron strong, Greek drȳmós coppice, Latin dūrus hard. See tree
Related formstrim·ly, adverbtrim·ness, nouno·ver·trim, verb, o·ver·trimmed, o·ver·trim·ming.pre·trim, verb, pre·trimmed, pre·trim·ming.
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British Dictionary definitions for trimmer (1 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for trimmer (2 of 3)

trim

/ (trɪm) /

adjective trimmer or trimmest

verb trims, trimming or trimmed (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formstrimly, adverbtrimness, noun

Word Origin for trim

Old English trymman to strengthen; related to trum strong, Old Irish druma tree, Russian drom thicket

British Dictionary definitions for trimmer (3 of 3)

Trim

/ (trɪm) /

noun

the county town of Meath, Republic of Ireland; 12th-century castle, medieval cathedral; textiles and machinery. Pop: 5894 (2002)
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