trimmer

11 ENTRIES FOUND:

trim·mer

noun \ˈtri-mər\

Definition of TRIMMER

1
a (1) :  one that trims articles (2) :  one that stows coal or freight on a ship so as to distribute the weight properly
b :  an instrument or machine with which trimming is done
c :  a circuit element (as a capacitor) used to tune a circuit to a desired frequency
2
:  a beam that receives the end of a header in floor framing
3
:  a person who modifies a policy, position, or opinion especially out of expediency

Examples of TRIMMER

  1. <gradually fading in the primaries, the former front-runner watched helplessly as the trimmers rushed to embrace the party's newest rising star>
  2. <last year's winner of the tournament unexpectedly got trimmed in the first round, and the trimmer was a young player that no one had ever heard of>

First Known Use of TRIMMER

1555

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