/trim"euhr/, n.
1. a person or thing that trims.
2. a tool or machine for trimming, clipping, paring, or pruning.
3. a machine for trimming lumber.
4. Building Trades.
a. a joist or rafter supporting one of the ends of a header at the edge of a wellhole.
b. a wall tile or floor tile for finishing an edge or angle.
5. an apparatus for stowing, arranging, or shifting cargo, coal, or the like.
6. a person who has no firm position, opinion, or policy, esp. in politics.
7. a person who is committed to no particular political party, adapting to one side or another as expediency may dictate.
[1510-20; TRIM + -ER1]
/trim"euhr/, adj.
comparative of trim.

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