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 Blount sells chainsaws, lawnmowers, garden trimmers and similar equipment and supplies under several brands including Oregon, Carlton and Kox. oregonlive, "Blount International lays off 10% of its workforce amid global headwinds," 3 Feb. 2020 Both senior adults now, the Dunbars brought a weed trimmer and got to work. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Ashford Elementary in west Houston work to improve its TEA rating," 21 Jan. 2020 Alfredo Manzo, 49, of the 1300 block of North Wells Street, Chicago, was charged with retail theft Nov. 14 after removing security tags off of two hair trimmers and attempting to take them out in a shopping cart at Target, 4050 N. Harlem Ave. Deborah Kadin,, "Norridge police blotter: Man charged after removing security tags on hair trimmers," 22 Nov. 2019 Hired help: Federal judge may make PG&E hire more tree trimmers. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Coming out inside the wrestling ring," 17 Jan. 2020 But as internet denizens were fully engrossed in the image, some wondered if the trill trimmer known as Edward Scissorhands was responsible for the canine-like landscaping. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Corgi Puppy Named Luna Posing Proudly With Hedge Trimmed in Her Likeness Becomes Viral Sensation," 17 Jan. 2020 But that is no longer necessary, thanks to the breakthrough modernistic design of this trimmer, which is perfect for the Space Age. Dave Barry, Anchorage Daily News, "Dave Barry gift guide for 2019: No one will want any of these things," 15 Dec. 2019 An unlocked shed was also entered and a Black and Decker grass trimmer was stolen. Washington Post, "Crime reports for Anne Arundel and Howard counties and for Annapolis," 18 July 2019 Save on toothpaste, toothbrushes—even Crest Whitestrips—shampoo and conditioner sets, and electric shavers, beard trimmers, epilators and IPLs. CNN Underscored, "The best Black Friday deals to shop on Amazon," 29 Nov. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Trimmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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