[ gey-ner ]
/ ˈgeɪ nər /


a person or thing that gains.

Origin of gainer

First recorded in 1530–40; gain1 + -er1

Related forms

pre·gain·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gainer


/ (ˈɡeɪnə) /


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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