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Definition of "rim" []

  • The usually curved or circular border or edge of an object. See Synonyms at border. (noun)
  • The circular outer part of a wheel, furthest from the axle. (noun)
  • A circular metal structure around which a wheel tire is fitted. (noun)
  • To furnish with a rim. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To roll around the rim of (a basket or golf cup, for example) without falling in. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rim" in a sentence
  • "Inside the rim is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the top two-thirds, and ONE DOLLAR at the bottom."
  • "Concentric to the flat rim is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the top and HALF DOLLAR at the bottom, the two phrases separated by centered dots."
  • "Inside a dentilled rim is a concentric ring comprised of the word LIBERTY at the top, the date at the bottom, and fifteen six-point stars split eight to the left and seven to the right."