trim·​mer | \ ˈtri-mər How to pronounce trimmer (audio) \

Definition of trimmer

1a(1) : one that trims articles
(2) : one that stows coal or freight on a ship so as to distribute the weight properly
b : an instrument or machine with which trimming is done
c : a circuit element (such as a capacitor) used to tune a circuit to a desired frequency
2 : a beam that receives the end of a header in floor framing
3 : a person who modifies a policy, position, or opinion especially out of expediency

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Examples of trimmer in a Sentence

gradually fading in the primaries, the former front-runner watched helplessly as the trimmers rushed to embrace the party's newest rising star last year's winner of the tournament unexpectedly got trimmed in the first round, and the trimmer was a young player that no one had ever heard of
Recent Examples on the Web This myth was soon debunked by a fellow weed trimmer. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, "Early Retirement," 21 Jan. 2021 With Democrats demanding that bargainers piece together a wide-ranging measure, the trimmer package emerging from McConnell and other top Republicans seems to be an effort to show voters what the GOP would favor enacting quickly. Alan Fram,, "Second stimulus check updates: Senate Republicans are preparing a $500 billion coronavirus relief proposal," 18 Aug. 2020 This beard trimmer is on the pricier side, but there is a good reason. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "If you’re buying a beard trimmer, make it one of these," 22 Nov. 2020 The trimmer is cordless, has a battery life of five hours and its self-sharpening blades last for up to five years. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Skin care bestsellers 2020: Most purchased skin care products we covered," 30 Dec. 2020 If his quarantine beard is getting a little out of hand, drop a hint with this smart beard trimmer from Remington. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "33 gifts that show your significant other how much you love them," 9 Dec. 2020 OneBlade Electric Shaver and Trimmer Men can be hard to shop for, but a quality electric trimmer is something all guys should have on hand. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Best last-minute gifts 2020: Best last-minute holiday gift ideas," 16 Dec. 2020 Xiaomi also launched a smart beard trimmer this year. Fortune, "How Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi conquered India—and outperformed Apple," 3 Dec. 2020 During his visit Tuesday, Smith awarded the Curry brothers with their shirts, as well as a new lawn mower, weed trimmer and blower. al, "3 Illinois brothers inspired by Rodney Smith given lawn equipment," 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of trimmer

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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The first known use of trimmer was in 1555

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22 Feb 2021

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“Trimmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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