shim
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1860 a thin often tapered piece of material (as wood, metal, or stone) used to fill in space between things (as for support, leveling, or adjustment of fit) II. transitive verb (shimmed; shimming) Date: circa 1890 to fill out or level up by the use of a shim

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  • Shim — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Cathy Shim (* ?), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Kunsu Shim (* 1958), südkoreanischer Komponist Mark Shim (* 1973), jamaikanischer Jazz Saxophonist Tony Shim (* 1962), bruneiischer Tennisspieler SHIM …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shim — may refer to: *Shim (engineering), a thin and often tapered or wedged piece of material *Shim (computing), an application compatibility fix *Shim (World of Warcraft Ardent Dawn), AKA: Shimlagesh, A gnome warlock *A hill named Shim in the Book of… …   Wikipedia

  • shim — ☆ ☆ shim [shim] n. [< ? ] a thin, usually wedge shaped piece of wood, metal, or stone used for filling space, leveling, etc., as in masonry vt. shimmed, shimming to fit with a shim or shims …   English World dictionary

  • Shim — Shim, n. 1. A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A thin piece of metal placed between two parts to make a fit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shim — /shim/, n., v., shimmed, shimming. n. 1. a thin slip or wedge of metal, wood, etc., for driving into crevices, as between machine parts to compensate for wear, or beneath bedplates, large stones, etc., to level them. v.t. 2. to fill out or bring… …   Universalium

  • shim — ► NOUN ▪ a washer or thin strip of material used to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear. ► VERB (shimmed, shimming) ▪ wedge or fill up with a shim. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Shim — Shim. См. шайба. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • shim — ka·shim; shim·mery; shim·o·no·se·ki; shim·per; shim; shim·mer; shim·my; shim·mer·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • shim — {{11}}shim (n.) a slip of wood, 1723, a Kentish word, of unknown origin. Originally a piece of iron fitted to a plow for scraping soil; meaning thin slip to fill up a space or raise a level is from 1860. {{12}}shim (v.) to wedge up a surface by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • shim — Replaces the use of those tedious slash words used to indicate the subject or object of a sentence: he/she and him/her. Can also be used in the posessive as in his/her. If the employee is found to be browsing questionable Web sites shim shall be… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • shim — Replaces the use of those tedious slash words used to indicate the subject or object of a sentence: he/she and him/her. Can also be used in the posessive as in his/her. If the employee is found to be browsing questionable Web sites shim shall be… …   Dictionary of american slang

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