ad·just·er | \ə-ˈjəs-tər \
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

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The exact same Lexus, in fact, had been used to file at least 10 claims for phantom crashes, all signed off on by the same adjusters. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 Among those arrested: two GEICO insurance adjusters, Juan Carlos Diaz and Cesar Santiago Tapanes, that prosecutors say got cash kickbacks for helping defraud their own company. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018 Filing a loss triggers an adjuster, legal opinion and defense assignment if necessary, and payments on the loss begin. Benny L. Kass,, "Associations, inform insurer of accidents — even if you think you're in the clear," 12 June 2017 Sue McNeal Hasson, 64, a Deerfield Beach insurance adjuster, gets a glimpse of the area’s undersea riches sitting at her computer and clicking on the tab that shows the live-streaming view beneath Deerfield’s pier. Anne Geggis,, "A rainforest of the sea: Deerfield looks to net more tourists with underwater attractions," 8 July 2018 Combined with a modern security system, smart locks may even improve your home’s value in the eyes of insurance adjusters and real-estate agents. Joshua Fruhlinger, WSJ, "Is It Smart to Install a Smart Lock?," 11 July 2018 Allstate has cut 550 auto adjusters because technological advancements made their jobs unnecessary, Wilson said. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "AI Will Thrash the Economy Like a ‘Tsunami,’ Allstate CEO Says," 29 June 2018 Consumer Reports also criticized the Model 3 for its unwieldy control panel, which consolidates all knobs and adjusters and infotainment options onto an iPad-like screen on the central control. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Tesla’s Quick Fix For Its Braking System Came from the Ether," 30 May 2018 There's no underwire, hooks or plastic strap adjusters, so these bras are virtually seamless without any lumps and bumps even under the thinnest material. Melanie Yates, Woman's Day, "Take Our Money! These Supportive Bras Are as Comfy as Sports Bras But as Pretty as Camisoles," 6 July 2015

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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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insurance adjuster

loss adjuster

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