adjuster

noun
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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Both Broadhurst and Ray warn against bras that have metal adjusters on the top of your shoulders or front of the bra, which can dig painfully into the skin when a backpack’s on top. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip," 24 Oct. 2018 Next, find the adjusters, which are often located somewhere on the headlight housing. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Adjust Your Headlights," 27 Sep. 2018 Jobs that are asocial and repetitive, such as fast-food preparers or insurance adjusters, are likely to be taken over in their entirety. Kai-fu Lee, WSJ, "The Human Promise of the AI Revolution," 14 Sep. 2018 Bach said out-of-town insurance adjusters often fail to properly value homes in the San Francisco area. Lorin Eleni Gill, The Seattle Times, "California wine country fires leave homeowners struggling," 27 Aug. 2018 Rummer and his wife Phyllis, now in their nineties, are fixtures of Oregon architectural history: In the 1950s, Robert Rummer was an insurance adjuster who dabbled in design. Samantha Weiss Hills, Curbed, "A Portland couple trades in a farmhouse for their midcentury dream home," 27 Aug. 2018 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, chicagotribune.com, "Associations, inform insurer of accidents — even if you think you're in the clear," 12 June 2017

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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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