ad·​just·​er ə-ˈjə-stər How to pronounce adjuster (audio)
variants or less commonly adjustor
: one that adjusts
especially : an insurance agent who investigates personal or property damage and makes estimates for effecting settlements

Examples of adjuster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet bulk alone does not explain why Knowles continues to mention Hartford in competition for the starting job at free safety, which the Buckeyes call the adjuster. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2023 In fact, the Z3 has power steering and power brakes and power windows and a power up/down adjuster on the driver's seat—all niceties that have watered down the hearty flavor of sports cars over the past several decades. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 19 Aug. 2023 Each strap has sliding adjusters infused with gel, which makes the bra feel comfortably snug after a little adjusting. Esmé Epstein, Health, 16 June 2023 Softail motorcycles with a particular style of rear shock adjuster make up the bulk of the recall population, the report said. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2023 Make sure to keep track of all interactions with your insurance company and independent and/or public adjuster. Aurora Sousanis, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2023 At the scene of a fire in May 2021 in Queens, Mr. Smith grabbed an employee of a rival public adjuster and put him in a headlock. Michael Wilson, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 The announcement comes after a story in the Washington Post alleged that insurers dramatically reduced adjuster estimates of Hurricane Ian damage in southwest Florida to justify much lower payout amounts to storm victims. Trevor Fraser, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2023 To choose the thickness, just slide the thickness adjuster that’s located on the side of the tool. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2023 See More

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Word History


adjust + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjuster was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Adjuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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