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trainer Line breaks: train¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪnə/

Definition of trainer in English:


1A person who trains people or animals: a racehorse owner and trainer teacher trainers a fitness trainer
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear: a decent pair of trainers
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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.
training shoe, running shoe, sports shoe, tennis shoe, plimsoll;
football boot;
North American sneaker

Words that rhyme with trainer

abstainer, arcana, campaigner, Cana, caner, cantilena, complainer, container, detainer, drainer, entertainer, explainer, Gaenor, gainer, Gaynor, grainer, Jena, Lena, maintainer, Marlene, N'Djamena, obtainer, ordainer, planar, planer, profaner, Rayner, retainer, scena, seiner, Sinn Feiner, strainer, sustainer, uniplanar

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