shim

   1. n. a thin piece of material used to unlock the cylinder plug from the shell by separating the pin tumblers at the shear line, one at a time
   2. v. to unlock a cylinder plug from its shell by using a shim

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  • Shim — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Cathy Shim (* ?), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Kunsu Shim (* 1958), südkoreanischer Komponist Mark Shim (* 1973), jamaikanischer Jazz Saxophonist Tony Shim (* 1962), bruneiischer Tennisspieler SHIM …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shim — may refer to: *Shim (engineering), a thin and often tapered or wedged piece of material *Shim (computing), an application compatibility fix *Shim (World of Warcraft Ardent Dawn), AKA: Shimlagesh, A gnome warlock *A hill named Shim in the Book of… …   Wikipedia

  • shim — ☆ ☆ shim [shim] n. [< ? ] a thin, usually wedge shaped piece of wood, metal, or stone used for filling space, leveling, etc., as in masonry vt. shimmed, shimming to fit with a shim or shims …   English World dictionary

  • Shim — Shim, n. 1. A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) A thin piece of metal placed between two parts to make a fit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shim — /shim/, n., v., shimmed, shimming. n. 1. a thin slip or wedge of metal, wood, etc., for driving into crevices, as between machine parts to compensate for wear, or beneath bedplates, large stones, etc., to level them. v.t. 2. to fill out or bring… …   Universalium

  • shim — ► NOUN ▪ a washer or thin strip of material used to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear. ► VERB (shimmed, shimming) ▪ wedge or fill up with a shim. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • shim|my — shim|my1 «SHIHM ee», noun, plural mies, verb, mied, my|ing. –n. 1. an unusual shaking or vibration: »a dangerous shimmy of a ladder. The basic causes of dangerous nosewheel shimmy in aircraft have been uncovered (Science News Letter). 2. a jazz… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shim|pa — or shim|pa «SHIHM pah», noun. a realistic form of Japanese theater, influenced by Western drama, which developed in the late 1800 s: »The Shimpa…was designed to free the stage from the rigid conventions of the Kabuki (Donald Richie). ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shim — Shim. См. шайба. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • shim — ka·shim; shim·mery; shim·o·no·se·ki; shim·per; shim; shim·mer; shim·my; shim·mer·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • shim — {{11}}shim (n.) a slip of wood, 1723, a Kentish word, of unknown origin. Originally a piece of iron fitted to a plow for scraping soil; meaning thin slip to fill up a space or raise a level is from 1860. {{12}}shim (v.) to wedge up a surface by… …   Etymology dictionary

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