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Shim

n.1.A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds.
2.(Mach.) A thin piece of metal placed between two parts to make a fit.
Noun1.shim - a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices
(jargon, memory management)shim - A small piece of data inserted in order to achieve a desired memory alignment or other addressing property.

For example, the PDP-11 Unix linker, in split I&D (instructions and data) mode, inserts a two-byte shim at location 0 in data space so that no data object will have an address of 0 (and be confused with the C null pointer).

See also loose bytes.
wedge
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