Definition of trimmer in English:

trimmer

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪmə
 
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noun

  • 1An implement used for cutting and neatening something: a hedge trimmer
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    • Think about sharp things you use everyday such as tools, nail trimmers, razors, knives, even dental floss.
    • Use an electric razor when shaving and be cautious when using nail trimmers, knives, etc.
    • Ultimately, I found a way around the issue: each week, I use a beard trimmer without the comb, resulting in something like a 2-day growth that looks really good.
  • 2A person who adapts their views to the prevailing political trends for personal advancement: he is a clever trimmer, a closet federalist unchanged at heart
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    • He's a trimmer, a politician of convenience who moves his positions around, depending on which way the wind is blowing.
    • Given his position, it is not surprising that Whitelocke has been regarded by many commentators as a trimmer and time-server, but he is a reminder that many men did not wish to take sides or place themselves in peril.
    • And trimmers drifted further and further to the right in an elusive search for the ‘center’ of American politics.
  • 3A person who decorates something: window trimmers
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    • That drive led the younger Gordy to abandon his US $86.40-a-week job as an upholstery trimmer on a Ford assembly line and to pursue a career in the music industry.
    • Indeed, the composite make-up of carriages always mandated multiple skills, from body maker to smith, from trimmer to painter.
    • I got trimmer's thumb now from all those damn drawing pins.
  • 4 (also trimmer joist) Architecture A crosspiece fixed between full-length joists (and often across the end of truncated joists) to form part of the frame of an opening in a floor or roof: trimmer joists
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    • Check your blueprint for the distance of the sill from the floor, then measure and mark it on the trimmer studs.
    • They support a trimmer joist which itself supports trimmed joists, joined together using 'timber to timber' hangers.
    • Never nail headers through a double trimmer.
  • 5A person responsible for trimming the sails of a yacht: the spinnaker trimmer
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    • During the race, Tom Droescher, working as the spinnaker trimmer, was swept overboard during a jibe and landed on his back in the 45-degree waters of Puget Sound.
    • A trimmer / helmsman on board had only one thing on his mind when he arrived in Capetown at the end of leg one - romance.
    • As trimmer / helmsman, Richards agrees she could not have picked a more daunting debut in the round-the-world race.
  • 5.1A person employed to arrange cargo or fuel in a ship’s hold: a stoppage by coal bunkerers and trimmers working on the same ship
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    • Young persons below 18 are not to be employed as trimmers or stokers at sea.
    • The trimmers would have been there with their huge shovels making sure that the coal was properly spread out in the holds of the ship to ensure the ship's stability.
    • Oil's great advantages were convenience, reduced manning due to removing the need for trimmers and stokers, and reduced space needed for fuel bunkers.
  • 6A small capacitor or other component used to tune a circuit such as a radio set: [as modifier]: trimmer capacitors
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    • The Lightweight Model 1196 features a trimmer receiver and a slimmer, lighter barrel than its 1187 older brother.
    • The type illustrated usually has trimmers built in (for making small adjustments - see below) as well as the main variable capacitor.
    • I thought that there should be a trimmer somewhere on the radio to tune the stations in stronger.
  • 7Australian /NZ informal An excellent or outstanding person or thing: you little trimmer—it’ll suit me down to the ground

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