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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So why do users seem to like this one so much over Amazon's other ring adjusters? Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "This $6 Gadget Makes Your Loose Rings Fit Like a Glove," 2 Apr. 2019 Jorge Espinosa, the father of a former Miami-Dade cop who resigned after a controversial shooting, is a public adjuster awaiting trial on a massive insurance-fraud scam. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Fraud suspect plotted to hire hitman to ‘take care of’ Miami prosecutor, state alleges," 9 Feb. 2018 And unlike other adjusters, users have no complaint about this one unraveling itself. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "This $6 Gadget Makes Your Loose Rings Fit Like a Glove," 2 Apr. 2019 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

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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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