shim

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shim a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shim A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds.
    • Shim (Mach) A thin piece of metal placed between two parts to make a fit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shim A white spot, as a white streak on a horse's face.
    • n shim An ignis fatuus.
    • shim Same as shime.
    • n shim Broadly, in machinery, a thin slip (usually of metal, but often of other material) used to fill up space caused by wear, or placed between parts liable to wear, as under the cap of a pillow-block or journal-box. In the latter case, as the journal and box wear and the journal gets loose, the removal of one or more shims allows the cap to be forced down by its tightening bolts and nuts against the journal to tighten the bearing.
    • n shim In stone-working and quarrying, a plate used to fill out the space at the side of a jumper-hole, between it and a wedge used for separating a block of stone, or for contracting the space in fitting a lewis into the hole.
    • n shim A shim-plow (which see, under plow).
    • shim To wedge up or fill out to a fair surface by inserting a thin wedge or piece of material.
    • n shim An imperfect shingle, thicker at one side than the other; also, an imperfect stave for a bucket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shim shim (mach.) a thin slip used to fill up space caused by wear
    • v.t Shim to wedge up
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Usage

In literature:

No, the big elevation rudder was still in place, but it seemed to have no effect on the shim.
"Tom Swift and his Airship" by Victor Appleton
These could have been filled with wooden shims but the workmen did not stop to think of that.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
On the Shim river, a fairly important though minor tributary of the Obi, is Patropavlosk, with a population already of 20,000.
"Russia" by Various
Big-end nuts, lock-strip, and shims.
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
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In news:

Thousands of people fill the stadium at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, Korea on Saturday, Sept 15, 2012, for the seonghwa, or ascension, ceremony, known as the traditional funeral in western terms, for the late Rev.
Cleary's Paul Shim and Matthew Salerno .
Shim 's college future uncertain.
But Shim 's college future remains an uncertainty.
Various shims are included in order to get a tight fit.
Plus, shows from Strength, Shim , Old Bear Mountain and more.
Then SHIM 's got you covered, with a power-rock arsenal backed by smoke machines and strobe lights.
A Simple Yet Surefire Approach for Analyzing Shim Stocks.
It's a good thing that Mark Shim 's new CD arrived during a cold snap, because he's really turned up the heat.
Thousands of people fill the stadium at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, Korea on Saturday, Sept 15, 2012 for the Seonghwa, or ascension, ceremony, known as the traditional funeral in western terms, for the late Rev.
Rentapen Inc specializes in weld and assembly fixtures and custom and standard precision shims.
The bride is the daughter of Kyeong Yeon Min and Gieum Shim Seong of Daejeon, South Korea.
Shim's adorkable She, Zooey Deschanel, has had quite a fall season.
Watching his four-year-old son tumble off a two-wheeler every time he slowed down inspired designer Scott Shim to invent a better training tool.
Most deep-drawn sinks and cookware items, such as pots, are made using an electronic shimming system.
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In science:

IV, 1994. 24. Shim V, Tan V: ‘Modeling deformation and damage characteristics of woven fabric under small projectile impact’.
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
Shim, Efficient input-output model represenation, Comput.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
Many shimming options were incorporated in order to achieve the desired field uniformity.
The Muon Anomaly: Experiment and Theory
The means of shimming the magnet and measuring its field are indicated.
The Muon Anomaly: Experiment and Theory
The steady improvement in the B-field provided by shimming is illustrated in Fig. 15.
The Muon Anomaly: Experiment and Theory
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