a person or thing that trims.
a tool or machine for trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
a machine for trimming lumber.
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.
an apparatus for stowing, arranging, or shifting cargo, coal, or the like.
a person who has no firm position, opinion, or policy, especially in politics.
a person who is committed to no particular political party, adapting to one side or another as expediency may dictate.
Other definitions for trimmer (2 of 2)
comparative of trim.
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How to use trimmer in a sentence
Additionally, trimmer shoppers can take a garment and have it fitted to their size in a way that larger people simply can’t.Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap | Sara Kiley Watson | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
The best beard trimmers keep quality in mind when it comes to form and function.
A great trimmer is vital when it comes to avoiding uneven sides, painful razor burn, and general unhappiness when looking in the mirror.
The trimmer’s overall build quality, blades, battery, and attachments will make a difference when you need to reshape and restore your facial hair.
For tricky, hard-to-cut hairs, two specialized titanium-coated trimmers use 10,000 micro-vibrations to catch them where they grow.Best electric shaver: Get a smooth shave with our picks | Jeremy Helligar | December 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
But since meeting Thomas, friends say, the actor looks trimmer and more youthful.Hilaria Thomas, Yoga Instructor (and the Next Mrs. Alec Baldwin) | Lizzie Crocker | May 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whatever you think of this leviathan budget, President Obama cannot be accused of being a trimmer, or reticent.
Had he in him the makings of the mere trimmer and politician, in addition to the miserable vanity that had riven him to-day?Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
And hence I may claim for Framlingham a fair share in the formation of even so burning and shining a light as Mrs. trimmer.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
The result was that he lost the esteem of both parties, and came to be regarded as a mere trimmer and time-server.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
Sometimes iss a trimmer or two dead coming up from Rio und they need a man to Hamburg.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
All nature, alive and dead, takes upon itself a trimmer and more perfect seeming within her influences.Aurelian | William Ware
British Dictionary definitions for trimmer
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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