- a person or thing that trains.
- a staff member on an athletic team who gives first aid and therapy to injured players.
- a person who trains athletes; coach.
- a person who trains racehorses or other animals for contests, shows, or performances.
- an airplane or a simulated aircraft used in training aircrew members, especially pilots.
Origin of trainer
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Howe walked through to the trainer's room in the back and took off his topcoat and his jacket and hung them up.
When he says that,” Lefty Wilson, the trainer, said, “he's liable to get three goals.
"They've got to come off," and the Trainer dashed up the steps to the Stewards.
He was Mike Gaynor, a trainer, and more than once Porter had stood his friend.
As he lifted the boy to the saddle, the Trainer whispered a few concise directions.
He had told his trainer to win, if possible, a race with Lauzanne, and get rid of him.
As they moved toward the Secretary's office, Porter was accosted by his trainer.
- a person who trains athletes in a sport
- a piece of equipment employed in training, such as a simulated aircraft cockpit
- horse racing a person who schools racehorses and prepares them for racing
- (plural) an informal name for training shoes
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Word Origin and History for trainer
c.1600, agent noun from train (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper