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:

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 ...
Colgan Air Flight 9446
... personnel replaced the forward elevator trim cable ... the day checklist, which included an elevator trim check ... after takeoff, the flightcrew reported a runway (sic) trim, and manually selected nose-up trim ...
Meteor Rideau
... included 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 ...
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 engine ...
Trim - Other
... Trim (cat), the first feline to circumnavigate Australia Trade Related Investment Measures, rules of the World Trade Organization Transfusion-related immunomodulation, a condition of the ...

More definitions of "trim":

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

Famous quotes containing the word trim:

    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)

    It had not a New England but an Oriental character, reminding us of trim Persian gardens, of Haroun Al-raschid, and the artificial lakes of the East.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)