trimmer

noun

trim·​mer ˈtri-mər How to pronounce trimmer (audio)
1
a(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

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 The couple's daughter Avri and son Exton can be seen in the video mischievously running a hair trimmer over their dad’s head. Tabitha Parent, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Depending on the model of your nose hair trimmer, frequency of use, and the maintenance of the blades, a nose hair trimmer can last from several months to up to three years. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 8 Apr. 2024 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is also using electric trail and ground maintenance equipment, like mowers, trimmers and chainsaws. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2024 Getting hair at the root eliminates uncomfortable and unsightly stubble from razors and trimmers, leaving you with the ultimate feeling of confidence and power. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Vibrations, such as from a lawn mower or hedge trimmer, can set them off. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 The Nano is also a trimmer fit, perfect for layering under shell jackets. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 10 Feb. 2024 There are 16 compatible lawn tool attachments that are sold separately, but can easily turn your pole saw into a trimmer, blower, and hedge trimmer—saving you money in the long run. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Sep. 2023 This versatile electric razor includes a precision trimmer and a close-shave foil head, plus adjustable guards for customized hair lengths. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of trimmer was in 1555

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“Trimmer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimmer. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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