trimmer

/ˈtrɪmə / (say 'trimuh)

noun
1. someone or something that trims.
2. a tool or machine for trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
3. Building Trades a timber or beam into which one of the ends of a joist or rafter is fitted in the framing about an opening, a chimney, etc.
4. an apparatus for stowing, arranging, or shifting cargo, coal, or the like.
5. someone who has no firm belief, policy, etc., especially in politics.
6. someone who becomes affiliated with one or other political party as expediency may dictate; opportunist; timeserver.
7. someone employed to upholster and otherwise finish the interior of a vehicle.
8. Colloquial someone or something excellent: she's a little trimmer.
9. trimmer capacitor.
{trim + -m- + -er1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • trimmer — [ trimɶr; trimɛr ] n. m. • 1877; mot angl. , de to trim « équilibrer, gréer, orienter » ♦ Anglic. Pêche Engin formé d un flotteur circulaire sur lequel est enroulé le fil (le poisson qui a pris l hameçon déroule le fil). Des trimmers. ⊗ HOM.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trimmer — bezeichnet in der Elektrotechnik: Trimmkondensator, variabler Kondensator Potentiometer regelbarer Widerstand, in der Nautik/Aeronautik: Trimmer (Gleitschirm), Gerät zur Neigungsveränderung der Kalotte bei Gleitschirmen den Kohlentrimmer auf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trimmer — may refer to:*Trimmer (construction), a beam used in construction *Trimmer (electronics), a small electrical component *Trimmer (gardening), a gardening power tool *Laminate trimmer , a wood working tool …   Wikipedia

  • Trimmer — (Bestoßapparat, maschinen), zum Bestoßen (glatten Beschneiden) von Holzkanten, zum Herstellen von Gehrungen (s.d.) u.s.w. dienend. Die Trimmer Fig. 1 und 2 besitzen zwei unter rechtem Winkel zusammenstoßende, an einem Schlitten befestigte Messer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Trimmer — Trim mer, n. 1. One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments. [1913 Webster] 2. One who does not adopt extreme opinions in politics, or the like; one who fluctuates between parties, so as to appear to favor each; a timeserver. [1913 Webster] Thus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trimmer — (engl., Kohlenzieher), die Arbeiter, die auf Seeschiffen die Kohlen aus den Bunkern (Kohlenvorratsräumen) vor die Kesselfeuer schaffen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • trimmer — one who changes opinions, actions, etc. to suit circumstances, 1680s, agent noun from TRIM (Cf. trim) (v.) in a nautical sense of distribute the load of a ship so she floats on an even keel (1570s), hence, to adjust the balance of sails or yards… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trimmer — [trim′ər] n. 1. a person, thing, machine, etc. that trims 2. a beam in a floor frame that receives the ends of headers, as around a stairwell …   English World dictionary

  • Trimmer — Poti (umgangssprachlich); Potentiometer; Potenziometer; Trimmkondensator * * * Trịm|mer 〈m. 3〉 1. jmd., der sich häufig trimmt 2. verstellbarer Kondensator zum Trimmen von Schwingkreisen * * * Trịm|mer, der; s, : 1. (ugs.) jmd., der sich durch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trimmer — UK [ˈtrɪmə(r)] / US [ˈtrɪmər] noun [countable] Word forms trimmer : singular trimmer plural trimmers 1) a machine used for trimming something, for example hedges 2) informal, showing disapproval someone who changes their opinion on important… …   English dictionary

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