noun \ˈshim\

Definition of SHIM

:  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


transitive verb

Definition of SHIM

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

First Known Use of SHIM

circa 1890


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