What is trim?

  • (noun): Attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on trim:

Trim - Other
... Trim (cat), the first feline to circumnavigate Australia Trade Related Investment Measures, rules of the World Trade Organization Transfusion-related immunomodulation ...
Subaru Legacy (second Generation) - Trim Levels
... The Brighton trim level also carried over from the facelifted first generation version that was priced below the "L" trim option ... The "GT" trim level appeared in 1996 ... GT models, first offered as a wagon trim package for the USA version in 1994, became a full-blown upgrade in 1996, using the new DOHC 2.5L EJ25D flat-4 ...
Colgan Air Flight 9446
... after maintenance personnel replaced the forward elevator trim cable ... first flight of the day checklist, which included an elevator trim check ... Shortly after takeoff, the flightcrew reported a runway (sic) trim, and manually selected nose-up trim ...
Meteor Rideau
... both the Rideau series and the higher-trim Rideau 500 ... The Rideau began as the top-trim level of the Meteor line, but beginning with the 1965 models, it was the lowest trim series ...
Albert Trim
... Albert Trim (born 6 October 1875) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) ... A defender from Beechworth, Trim played in South Melbourne's losing 1899 VFL Grand Final team and captained his club for the 1901 season ... During 1899, 1903 and 1904, Trim represented the VFL at interstate football ...

More definitions of "trim":

  • (verb): Balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces.
    Example: "Trim an airplane"
  • (verb): Remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size.
    Example: "Trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
    Synonyms: pare
  • (adj): (used of hair) neat and tidy.
    Synonyms: kempt, tidy
  • (noun): Cutting down to the desired size or shape.
    Synonyms: trimming, clipping
  • (adj): Severely simple in line or design.
    Synonyms: tailored
  • (noun): A state of arrangement or appearance.
    Example: "In good trim"
    Synonyms: trimness
  • (verb): Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods.
    Synonyms: garnish, dress
  • (adj): Thin and fit.
    Example: "A body kept trim by exercise"
    Synonyms: spare
  • (verb): Decorate, as with ornaments.
    Example: "Trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
  • (adj): (of persons) neat and smart in appearance.
    Synonyms: clean-cut, trig
  • (verb): Adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used.
  • (verb): Be in equilibrium during a flight.
    Example: "The airplane trimmed"
  • (verb): Cut closely.
    Example: "Trim my beard"
    Synonyms: shave
  • (noun): A decoration or adornment on a garment.
    Example: "The trim on a shirt"
    Synonyms: trimming, passementerie
  • (adj): Of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder.
    Example: "A trim little sailboat"
    Synonyms: shipshape, well-kept

Famous quotes containing the word trim:

    When we think of him, he is without a hat, standing in the wind and weather. He was impatient of topcoats and hats, preferring to be exposed, and he was young enough and tough enough to enjoy the cold and the wind of those times.... It can be said of him, as of few men in a like position, that he did not fear the weather, and did not trim his sails, but instead challenged the wind itself, to improve its direction and to cause it to blow more softly and more kindly over the world and its people.
    —E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)

    What is honor? A word. What is in that word honor? What is
    that honor? Air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? He that died
    o’ Wednesday.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Manhood is melted into courtesies, valour into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)