Shim Definition

shĭm
shimmed, shimming, shims
noun
A thin, usually wedge-shaped piece of wood, metal, or stone typically inserted under some part so as to level it or make it flush with another part.
Webster's New World
A wedge.
Wiktionary

(computing) A small library that transparently intercepts and modifies calls to an API, usually for compatibility purposes.

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A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground and clear it of weeds.

Wiktionary

A small metal device used to pick open a lock.

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verb
To fit with a shim or shims.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Shim

Noun

Singular:
shim
Plural:
shims

Origin of Shim

  • Unknown; from Kent. Originally a piece of iron attached to a plow; sense of “thin piece of wood" from 1723, sense of “thin piece of material used for alignment or support" from 1860.

    From Wiktionary

  • From she +"Ž him.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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