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Word forms: (regular plural) shims
(Mechanical engineering: Manufacturing and assembly) A shim is a small object or piece of material used, for example, to create a little extraheight or a little extra space.
⇒ You may need some shims to get the surface of the square plate up above the surface of the thrust plate. ⇒ A shim is a thin flat hard metal strip produced to close tolerances. ⇒ A shim is a small object or piece of material used, for example, to create a little extra
height or a little extra space.