trim size


: the actual size (as of a book page) after excess material required in production has been cut off

Examples of trim size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relatively speaking, so is the laptop's body, weighing 3.7 pounds (3.8 for OLED models), offsetting its trim size of 0.71 by 12.6 by 8.5 inches. Eric Grevstad, PCMAG, 20 Apr. 2024 Half the fun of hunting with a M94 or M336 is their trim size and easy, flat-sided, one-hand carry. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 29 Apr. 2020 So builders are trimming sizes and reducing frills to rein in costs. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2020 The tall, trim size is no accident either, just right for a sturdy tower of safety, especially in cross-section. San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trim size was circa 1929

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“Trim size.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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