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 for Trimmer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trim \Trim\, a. [Compar. Trimmer; superl. Trimmest.] [See
     Trim, 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
     erect.
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           With comely carriage of her countenance trim.
                                                    --Spenser.
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           So deemed I till I viewed their trim array
           Of boats last night.                     --Trench.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trimmer
      n 1: a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs;
           "untouched by the pruner's axe" [syn: pruner, trimmer]
      2: a machine that trims timber
      3: capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine
         adjustments [syn: trimmer, 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, trimmer joist]

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