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trainer

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noun
  1. a person or thing that trains.
  2. a staff member on an athletic team who gives first aid and therapy to injured players.
  3. a person who trains athletes; coach.
  4. a person who trains racehorses or other animals for contests, shows, or performances.
  5. an airplane or a simulated aircraft used in training aircrew members, especially pilots.
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Origin of trainer

First recorded in 1590–1600; train + -er1
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Related Words for trainer

adviser, coach, professor, tutor, mentor, handler, breeder, lecturer, guide, demonstrator

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Contemporary Examples of trainer

Historical Examples of trainer

  • He was Mike Gaynor, a trainer, and more than once Porter had stood his friend.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • As he lifted the boy to the saddle, the Trainer whispered a few concise directions.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "They've got to come off," and the Trainer dashed up the steps to the Stewards.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • As they moved toward the Secretary's office, Porter was accosted by his trainer.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "She never was better in her life," the Trainer answered, proudly.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser


British Dictionary definitions for trainer

trainer

noun
  1. a person who trains athletes in a sport
  2. a piece of equipment employed in training, such as a simulated aircraft cockpit
  3. horse racing a person who schools racehorses and prepares them for racing
  4. (plural) an informal name for training shoes
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Word Origin and History for trainer

n.

c.1600, agent noun from train (v.).

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