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Definition of TRIMMER

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Trim \Trim\, a. [Compar. {Trimmer}; superl. {Trimmest}.] [See {Trim}, v. t.] Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect. [1913 Webster]

           With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

           So deemed I till I viewed their trim array Of boats last night.                     --Trench. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 Halifax was a trimmer on principle. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     3. An instrument with which trimming is done.
        [1913 Webster]

     4. (Arch.) A beam, into which are framed the ends of headers in floor framing, as when a hole is to be left for stairs, or to avoid bringing joists near chimneys, and the like. See Illust. of {Header}. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Coal Storage) An apparatus used for piling the coal in gradually increasing piles made by building up at the point of the cone or top of the prism. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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