en·​trant | \ ˈen-trənt How to pronounce entrant (audio) \

Definition of entrant

: one that enters especially : one that enters a contest

Examples of entrant in a Sentence

Each entrant had to agree to the contest rules. new entrants into a highly competitive field

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Add another entrant to the Detroit Tigers’ utilityman competition. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers sign utilityman Alexi Amarista to minor-league deal," 23 Jan. 2018 Financial tools for local entrants to Alaska's commercial fisheries already exist. Ann Robertson | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "Graying of the fleet has Alaska looking for young hands on deck," 13 Jan. 2018 Christa McAuliffe, a thirty-seven-year-old mother of two from Concord, New Hampshire, had been selected from eleven thousand entrants to NASA's Teacher in Space contest. Margaret Lazarus Dean, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster," 28 Jan. 2019 Several early entrants in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race have explicitly sworn off super PACs and dark-money nonprofits. Julie Bykowicz, WSJ, "Liberals Outpaced Conservatives in ‘Dark Money’ Midterm Spending," 23 Jan. 2019 But an entrant into the money category has to know how to read the room in a country where TV has gotten cheaper while healthcare, education, and financial security have becoming prohibitively expensive. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Black Monday on Showtime: Maybe Wall Street Isn't Funny Anymore," 21 Jan. 2019 Geuder said there are between 75 and 80 entrants in the parade. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Bolder fireworks, updated food offerings at this year's Deerfield Family Days," 25 June 2018 Central Maine Power was a late entrant in the race for the hydropower connection. Joshua Miller And Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Baker adviser helped energy firms land big Mass. contracts," 28 May 2018 If there are more than 30 entrants, preference will be given based on letter of recommendation from a teacher or music coach. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Singing youths sought for RB Idol contest," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of entrant

1560, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of entrant

: a person who enters something (such as a competition)

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