Definition of trainer in English:


Syllabification: train·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtrānər


  • 1A person who trains people or animals.
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    • He's the outstanding racehorse trainer, the trainer of flat race horses I suppose in the world.
    • The committee included jockeys, owners, trainers, racing association members, and racing officials.
    • She's one of those rare young people who touched counselors, teachers, coaches and trainers alike.
  • 1.1 informal An aircraft or simulator used to train pilots.
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    • The naval air arm also had some Aermacchi 339 jet trainers - small aircraft that could be configured as light strike fighters.
    • Moving up from simple trainers to more complex aircraft is well worth the extra effort
    • After the war, a number of Pups came to Australia and flew until at least 1925, mainly as trainer fighter aircraft.
  • 2A person whose job is to provide medical assistance to athletes.
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    • For a full assessment of the flexibility or range of motion of all your joints, see a physical therapist or athletic trainer.
    • In Australia, trainers routinely provide swimmers with supplements.
    • Most trainers require that a medical questionnaire be filled out first.
  • 3British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear.
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    • I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers.
    • All you should need to take is a pair of very flimsy flip-flops or sandals for the beach, a pair of trainers or canvas shoes to wander around in and a pair of evening shoes for nights out.
    • He will need individually made insoles permanently, and wear trainers rather than shoes for comfort.

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