Probably the single word with the most definitions in all of theatre
. Trim can mean/refer to:
1. The height of a suspended (flown) scenic piece.
1a. The level
of an object.
2. To cut away a portion of material: cloth, wood, metal, plastic.
2a. To speed up time: "We need to trim the Second Act, it's running too long."
3. The "frilly" stuff (lace, rick-rack, fringe, etc
.) on a costume or drapery.
4. The distance between electrodes of a carbon-arc
4a. A set of the carbons themselves.
5. Physically fit, slender.
6. To adorn, "Trim the Christmas tree."
7. To adjust, "Trim the sails on a boat," (from where most of our rigging terms come).
8. The calibration of an analog dimmer
9. Attenuation, as in the "trim pots" on a sound board.
Others I forgot?