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gainer

[ gey-ner ]
/ ˈgeɪ nər /
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noun

a person or thing that gains.

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Origin of gainer

First recorded in 1530–40; gain1 + -er1
pre·gain·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gainer

gainer
/ (ˈɡeɪnə) /

noun

a person or thing that gains
Also called: full gainer a type of dive in which the diver leaves the board facing forward and completes a full backward somersault to enter the water feet first with his back to the diving boardCompare half gainer
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