AskDefine | Define trimmer

Dictionary Definition

trim adj
1 thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise" [syn: spare]
2 (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard" [syn: kempt, tidy]
3 of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat" [syn: shipshape, well-kept]
4 (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap" [syn: clean-cut, trig]
5 severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains" [syn: tailored]


1 a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim" [syn: trimness]
2 a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt" [syn: trimming, passementerie]
3 attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
4 cutting down to the desired size or shape [syn: trimming, clipping]


1 remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber" [syn: pare]
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 intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits" [syn: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down]
4 balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"
5 be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
6 decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods [syn: garnish, dress]
7 cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back]
8 cut closely; "trim my beard" [syn: shave]
9 adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used [also: trimming, trimmed, trimmest, trimmer]trimmer


1 a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe" [syn: pruner]
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]trimmer See trim

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Comparative form of trim.


  1. A device used to trim.

Extensive Definition

Trimmer may refer to:
trimmer in German: Trimmer
trimmer in Dutch: Trimmer
trimmer in Japanese: トリマー
trimmer in Russian: Триммер
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