adjuster

noun
ad·​just·​er | \ ə-ˈjəs-tər 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

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If the chain jumps between gears on its own, tighten the barrel adjuster to add tension. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How to Adjust a Bicycle Derailleur," 6 Mar. 2019 An insurance adjuster looked over a storm-beached yacht Thursday in New Bern, N.C. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Moody’s Pegs Florence’s Economic Cost at $38 Billion to $50 Billion," 21 Sep. 2018 Millions of medical coders, insurance adjusters, actuaries and salespersons would be displaced from their jobs. WSJ, "Government Health Care Is the Best System," 15 Nov. 2018 Sometimes, automakers cut a hole in the vehicle’s frame that allows access to the adjusters. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Adjust Your Headlights," 27 Sep. 2018 Insurance companies literally ran out of adjusters to assess claims and damages. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Flood insurance is broken," 20 Sep. 2018 Virtual Assist addresses a problem that surfaced last year: a shortage of adjusters, which contributed to claims delays. Nicole Friedman, WSJ, "Insurers Are Speeding Up Claims. Their Worry: More Mistakes," 6 Aug. 2018 Ray Farmer, director for the South Carolina Department of Insurance, and Bob Freitag, South Carolina insurance adjuster, discuss the problems residents will face. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Kavanaugh, Ford face the hot seat in Supreme battle; Kavanaugh a victim of mistaken identity?," 28 Sep. 2018 Within days, adjusters from a team that covers the area reported inspecting the Lexus and authorizing a series of payments totaling over $16,000. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "One Lexus, 10 crashes, none real. Rogue adjusters in Miami scammed GEICO, police say," 10 July 2018

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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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