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- n. Variant spelling of adjuster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy and zoology, that which adjusts, coaptates, or makes to fit together: a name of sundry muscles: as, the dorsal and ventral adjustors of the shells of brachiopods. See extract, and cuts under Lingulidæ and Waldheimia.
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- n. one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
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My wife, Cecilia, who has a 30 year background in insurance, was concerned about two things: the cut on her head, which was bleeding freely, and calling an insurance adjustor from the list of adjustors which came with our insurance package.
From the clínica Cecilia would be able to call the adjustor and tell him about the accident.
Recently Fishman traveled to Texas, where he put on headphones at Travelers' consumer call center, and to funerals in North Carolina, for a claims adjustor who was in a fatal car accident, and in upstate New York, for the son of an employee killed in Afghanistan.
But he's given little air time, compared to competitors such as Fox's Jay Glazer, and his presentation skills suggest an insurance claims adjustor explaining the stuff that wasn't covered in your policy just when you need it.
She works without irony as a loss adjustor, hired by an insurance company to put a figure on the reparation of loss in times of accident and tragedy.
Were Caro a man, I imagine his job as a loss adjustor would be his personality and his romances would illuminate the job, instead of the other way around.
For the first 15 years of his adult life, he worked as an insurance agent and claims adjustor and as a sales manager for a moving company.
But there's a definite aesthetic, which I think of as "crazed Ohio insurance claims adjustor."
Immediately, she could tell that the insurance adjustor was going to be plenty pissed.
I wonder if your experience was something peculiar to the adjustor you were assigned.