ad·​just·​er | \ ə-ˈjə-stər How to pronounce adjuster (audio) \
variants: or less commonly adjustor

Definition of adjuster

: 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 Residents will work with adjusters to evaluate the damage, and be able to pick their own contractor for repairs. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Residents claiming vibrations from former Lakewood Hospital site damaged homes," 16 Nov. 2019 The back seats have 12-way power adjustment behind the driver and 14-way power adjusters on the passenger right, with recline and height-adjustable headrests. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kia K900: A crazy-rich VIP for the middle class," 6 Oct. 2019 But as Jackson’s star has grown, becoming the front-runner for NFL Most Valuable Player, the game’s rating adjusters have made changes, rating Jackson 87 overall, seventh among QBs. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Ravens’ Lamar Jackson becomes fastest QB in Madden history, passing Michael Vick: ′Changing of the guard’," 27 Nov. 2019 The last step entailed using more of that pocket fabric to lightly pad the underarm webbing adjusters, which turned into leg supports. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "How This Mom Sews Her Own Kids' Gear," 22 Oct. 2019 Most were residents dividing time between rebuilding their homes and fighting insurance adjusters for claims that often yielded half what contractors said was needed. Carmen Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why this storm-ravaged city dreams of a comeback – with heart," 18 Oct. 2019 Beiser, Mock, Doe, their attorneys and a litigation adjuster all met in a settlement conference at the San Diego Superior Court on Friday morning. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sexual assault lawsuit against Kevin Beiser is secretly settled," 17 Sep. 2019 Photo: social media/Reuters The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood-insurance program has received some 8,000 claims for a program that allows policyholders to get $5,000 of their claim without having to get a visit from an adjuster. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Moody’s Pegs Florence’s Economic Cost at $38 Billion to $50 Billion," 21 Sep. 2018 Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is one of the best schemers, adjusters and play-callers in the sport. al, "Auburn DC Kevin Steele’s scheme will test mettle of Oregon’s Jake Hanson, Justin Herbert," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of adjuster

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adjuster

adjust + -er entry 2

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26 Dec 2019

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“Adjuster.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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