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Meaning of TRIMMER

Pronunciation:  'trimur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  joist that receives the end of a header in floor or roof framing in order to leave an opening for a staircase or chimney etc.
  2. [n]  capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
  3. [n]  a machine that trims timber
  4. [n]  a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe"

TRIMMER is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: pruner, trimmer joist, trimming capacitor
 See Also: capacitance, capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, joist, machine, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Trim"mer\, n. (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.
  2. \Trim"mer\, n.
    1. One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments.
    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.
             Thus Halifax was a trimmer on principle. --Macaulay.
    3. An instrument with which trimming is done.
    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}.