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Definition of "trimming" []

  • The act of one that trims. (noun)
  • Something added as decoration or ornament, especially a band of lace or embroidery on clothing. (noun)
  • Accessories; extras: roast turkey with all the trimmings. (noun)
  • Scraps or material removed when something is trimmed. (noun)
  • Informal A sound defeat, beating, or punishment. (noun)

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 "trimming" in a sentence
  • "From what I understand, "trimming" is a sailing term that means moving the sails in the direction of the wind."
  • "The biggest question Gruden faces in trimming his squad to 53 players on Saturday is what he'll do with the fifth-year pro, who missed most of last season after having surgery to remove his spleen."
  • "Several times the noises made by the boat's crew in trimming the sheets to the shifting draught of air roused Van Horn, and each time, remembering the puppy, he pressed him caressingly with his hollowed arm."