1 a thin packing strip or washer often used with a number of similar washers or strips to adjust a clearance for gears, etc.
2 (Physics) a thin strip of magnetic material, such as soft iron, used to adjust a magnetic field
vb , shims, shimming, shimmed
3 tr to modify a load, clearance, or magnetic field by the use of shims
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hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
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