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shim

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noun \ˈshim\

Definition of shim

  1. :  a thin often tapered piece of material (as wood, metal, or stone) used to fill in space between things (as for support, leveling, or adjustment of fit)



Origin of shim

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1860

Rhymes with shim


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shim

transitive verb

Definition of shim

shimmedshimming

  1. :  to fill out or level up by the use of a shim



Circa 1890

First Known Use of shim

circa 1890


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