Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shim.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shim.

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Examples

  • The Times said workers at Boeing's assembly plant discovered the problem, which involves small pieces of material called shims that are frequently used to fill small gaps during assembly.

    TheState.com: Homepage

  • The error, which was discovered during final assembly in Everett, involved small pieces of composite material, called shims, that are used routinely to fill small gaps when assemblying structural parts.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • The Times says the error involved small pieces of composite material, called shims, that are used routinely to fill small gaps when assembling structural parts.

    KING - Home

  • The over-tightening compressed and degraded small pieces of composite material, called shims, that are used routinely to fill small gaps when assembling structural parts.

    The Seattle Times

  • Fixing the gap involves inserting small, but custom-made, steel spacers, called shims, between plate and beam, then fastening the assembly again with large steel bolts, according to engineer Ray Johnston, VDOT's project manager.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • The company said the problem involves improper installation of small, composite pieces called "shims" where the horizontal stabilizers, small wing-like structures that extend outward and help control the up-and-down pitch of the aircraft, meet the fuselage.

    Boeing Finds New 787 Glitch

  • With IBM's Network Transport Services/2 at the base (i.e. by working through a single NDIS interface, using "shims" if necessary), multiple network protocols can share the same network adapter under OS/2, avoiding contention.

    OS/2 Frequently Asked Questions List by Timothy F. Sipples

  • On Thursday, the company said that the problem involves improper installation of small, composite pieces called "shims" where the horizontal stabilizers, small wing-like structures that extend outward and help control the up-and-down pitch of the aircraft, meet the fuselage.

    The Economic Times

  • Is there a dedicated fitness training programme for 'shims'?

    Army Rumour Service

  • Manufacturing facilities at Tecan are used to produce a range of flat metal products such as shims, washers, gaskets and spacers for the most demanding applications.

    Electronicstalk - electronics industry news

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