Definition of shim in English:
A washer or thin strip of material used to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear.
- For European style cabinets, adjustments to the guides will typically need to be done by inserting thin shims between the guides and the cabinet and/or the drawer.
- If it were an older refrigerator I would be worried about the nylon shims under the doors wearing down but you shouldn't have to, just make sure to put them back where they came from.
- Once you get the jamb aligned put shims between the jamb and stud opening, being careful not to bow the jamb into the opening.
verb (shims, shimming, shimmed)[with object] Back to top
Wedge (something) or fill up (a space) with a shim.
- Blades with tilted heel or sole plates should also be avoided; however, by shimming them this can be corrected for when they are mounted.
- The contractor sets the screed rails or side forms, often shimming them during strike-off 1/2 to 3/4 inch higher than the final surface elevation to allow for compaction later with rollers.
- Bodges are usually temporary, but not always - for example, fitting a nonstandard part by filing it down or shimming it could legitimately described as a bodge.
early 18th century: of unknown origin.
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