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 Her insurance adjuster said the flood damage isn’t covered. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "With ongoing landslide danger, Haines evacuees wonder when they can return home," 6 Dec. 2020 The insurance adjuster had gone out for a jog on the Northwest Side and been stopped by police. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: Police have lessons to learn from handling of jogger case," 2 Sep. 2020 Some people hire a public insurance adjuster or an attorney to help file or negotiate a claim. Dallas News, "Earth, wind and fire: When disaster hits, head for the insurance," 15 Nov. 2020 Even runner-up Enzo Palumbo, a 42-year-old insurance adjuster, knew he was doomed. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, "How ‘Big Brother’ (barely) redeemed itself after one of the most boring seasons ever," 29 Oct. 2020 It’s Super Bowl Sunday 2022, and a clutch of comfortable New Yorkers — a poet, a professor, a claims adjuster — gather to watch the game when the television screen suddenly pixelates and goes blank; other machines soon follow. Leah Greenblatt,, "Martin Amis and Don DeLillo, two literary lions, offer starkly different takes on the world: Review," 16 Oct. 2020 If it must be removed, cut a sample piece to give to a claims adjuster. John Sharp |, al, "‘Document everything’: Assessing the damage after Hurricane Sally," 26 Sep. 2020 Garrison said that hiring a public adjuster frees him to focus on the future of his business rather than having to focus on insurance matters. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, "A small business owner's advice after a disaster: Hire a public adjuster," 25 Sep. 2020 Officers then detained Ometu, an insurance adjuster for USAA, who was on an afternoon jog. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Charges dropped against Black jogger mistakenly identified as a suspect in Texas," 2 Sep. 2020

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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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21 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Adjuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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