Found 2 items, similar to trimmer.
English → English
adj 1: thin and fit; “the spare figure of a marathon runner”
body kept trim by exercise”
2: (used of hair) neat and tidy; “a nicely kempt beard”
3: of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from
disorder; “even the barn was shipshape”
; “a trim little
4: (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; “a clean-cut and
well-bred young man”
; “the trig corporal in his jaunty
5: severely simple in line or design; “a neat tailored suit”
v 1: remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size;
“pare one's fingernails”
; “trim the photograph”
2: decorate, as with ornaments; “trim the christmas tree”
“trim a shop window”
3: cut down on; make a reduction in; “reduce your daily fat
; “The employer wants to cut back health benefits”
, cut down
, cut back
, trim down
, trim back
, bring down
4: balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; “trim
5: be in equilibrium during a flight; “The airplane trimmed”
6: decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
7: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; “dress the
plants in the garden”
, cut back
8: cut closely; “trim my beard”
9: adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
n 1: a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs;
“untouched by the pruner's axe”
2: a machine that trims timber
3: capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine
adjustments [syn: trimming capacitor
4: 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. [syn: trimmer joist
n 1: a state of arrangement or appearance; “in good trim”
2: a decoration or adornment on a garment; “the trimming on a
; “the trim on a shirt”
3: attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its
4: cutting down to the desired size or shape [syn: trimming
English → English
, a. [Compar. Trimmer
; superl. Trimmest
, 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
With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
So deemed I till I viewed their trim array
Of boats last night. --Trench.
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
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.]