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  Dictionary Definition of rim

rim [1]
noun
1. the outer edge, border, or margin, especially of a circular object.
2. any edge or margin, often a raised one.
3. the circular part of a wheel, farthest from the axle.
4. a circular strip of metal forming the connection between the wheel and tyre of a motor vehicle, and either permanently attached to or removable from the wheel.
5. Basketball the metal ring in front of the backboard from which the goal net is suspended.
-- verb (t) ( rimmed, rimming )
6. to furnish with a rim, border, or margin.
7. (of a ball) to roll round the edge of (a hole).
[ME; OE rima, c. Icel. rimi raised strip of land, ridge]