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shim

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noun \ˈshim\

Definition of shim

  1. :  a thin, often tapered piece of material (such as wood, metal, or stone) used to fill in space between things (as for support, leveling, or adjustment of fit)

Origin and Etymology of shim

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1860


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shim

verb

Definition of shim

shimmed

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shimming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fill out or level up by the use of a shim

Circa 1890

First Known Use of shim

circa 1890

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