Shim vs Sim - What's the difference?
As a noun shim
is a wedge or shim
can be (informal|often|derogatory) a person characterised by both male and female traits, or by ambiguous male-female traits, also called a he-she; transsexual.
As a verb shim
is to fit one or more shims to a piece of machinery.
As a pronoun sim is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Originally a piece of iron attached to a plow; sense of “thin piece of wood” from 1723, sense of “thin piece of material used for alignment or support” from 1860.
A thin piece of material, sometimes tapered, used for alignment or support.
(computing) A small library that transparently intercepts and modifies calls to an API, usually for compatibility purposes.
A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground and clear it of weeds.
A small metal device used to pick open a lock.
To fit one or more shims to a piece of machinery
To adjust something by using shims
(informal, often, derogatory) a person characterised by both male and female traits, or by ambiguous male-female traits, also called a he-she; transsexual.
* 1998 , Hobart Student Association, The Seneca review:
* 1995 , The Advocate - May 30, 1995 - Page 11:
- He — or "Shim " (she/him), as film director John Waters called the actor Divine — was as much a paradoxical as a perverse fellow.
(informal, often, derogatory) hermaphrodite.
- "We call him shim — short for 'she-him.'
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