field trial


field trial

noun

Definition of FIELD TRIAL

1
:  a trial of sporting dogs in actual performance
2
:  a trial of a new product in actual situations for which it is intended

First Known Use of FIELD TRIAL

1849

field trial

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Competitive trial of sporting dogs under conditions that approximate or simulate those found in the hunting field. Dogs representing individual breeds, or classes of breeds (e.g., bird dogs, spaniels, hounds), are judged on such factors as pace, range, keenness of nose, handling response, hunting ability, and game and gun manners.

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