Trimmer

Trim"mer

(?), n. 1. One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments.
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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.
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Thus Halifax was a trimmer on principle.
Macaulay.
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3. An instrument with which trimming is done.
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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.
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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.
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