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trimmer

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noun trim·mer \ˈtri-mər\

Definition of trimmer

  1. 1a (1) :  one that trims articles (2) :  one that stows coal or freight on a ship so as to distribute the weight properlyb :  an instrument or machine with which trimming is donec :  a circuit element (as a capacitor) used to tune a circuit to a desired frequency

  2. 2 :  a beam that receives the end of a header in floor framing

  3. 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>



1555

First Known Use of trimmer

1555



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