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trim·mer

 (trĭm′ər)
n.
1.
a. One that trims: a window trimmer.
b. A device or machine, such as a lumber trimmer, that is used for trimming.
2. One who changes one's opinions, especially in politics, to suit the needs of the moment.
3. Electronics A variable component used to make fine adjustments to capacity or resistance.
4. Architecture A beam across an opening, such as a hearth, into which the ends of joists can be fitted.

trimmer

(ˈtrɪmə)
n
1. (Building) Also called: trimmer joist a beam in a floor or roof structure attached to truncated joists in order to leave an opening for a staircase, chimney, etc
2. (Forestry) a machine for trimming timber
3. (Electronics) electronics Also called: trimming capacitor a variable capacitor of small capacitance used for making fine adjustments, etc
4. a person who alters his or her opinions on the grounds of expediency
5. (Automotive Engineering) a person who fits out motor vehicles

trim•mer1

(ˈtrɪm ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that trims.
2. a person who has no firm position, opinion, or policy, adapting to a situation as circumstances may require, esp. in politics.
[1510–20]

trim•mer2

(ˈtrɪm ər)

adj.
comparative of trim.

trimmer

- One who sits on the fence or remains neutral about political issues.
See also related terms for sits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trimmer - a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubstrimmer - a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe"
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.trimmer - a machine that trims timbertrimmer - a machine that trims timber    
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
3.trimmer - capacitor having variable capacitancetrimmer - capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
capacitor, condenser, electrical condenser, capacitance - an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
4.trimmer - 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.trimmer - 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.
joist - beam used to support floors or roofs
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George Willard went one evening to walk with Belle Carpenter, a trimmer of women's hats who worked in a millinery shop kept by Mrs.
Here was a market-town--very much like Treddleston--where the arms of the neighbouring lord of the manor were borne on the sign of the principal inn; then mere fields and hedges, their vicinity to a market-town carrying an agreeable suggestion of high rent, till the land began to assume a trimmer look, the woods were more frequent, and at length a white or red mansion looked down from a moderate eminence, or allowed him to be aware of its parapet and chimneys among the dense-looking masses of oaks and elms--masses reddened now with early buds.
He observed that the average homes were merely a little larger than his own--four, six, or eight rooms instead of one, made a little trimmer with neat porches and surrounded by well-cut lawns, instead of weeds.
Yes, he is, sir,' replied the fat clerk, turning his spectacle- glasses towards his principal, and his eyes towards Nicholas, 'but Mr Trimmers is with him.
I owe you a thousand thanks, Trimmers, ten thousand thanks.
My brother Ned is a good fellow, and you're a good fellow too, Trimmers,' said the old man, shaking him by both hands with trembling eagerness.
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