Etymology
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trimmer (n.)

1550s, "one who trims," agent noun from trim (v.). Meaning "one who changes opinions, actions, etc. to suit circumstances" is from 1680s, from the verb in the nautical sense of "adjust the balance of sails or yards with reference to the wind's direction" (1620s).

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Definitions of trimmer

trimmer (n.)
a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs;
Synonyms: pruner
trimmer (n.)
a machine that trims timber;
trimmer (n.)
capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments;
Synonyms: trimming capacitor
trimmer (n.)
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.;
Synonyms: trimmer joist
From wordnet.princeton.edu