train·​er | \ ˈtrā-nər How to pronounce trainer (audio) \

Definition of trainer

1 : one that trains
2 : something (such as a machine or vehicle) used in training
3 : a person who treats the ailments and minor injuries of the members of an athletic team
4 chiefly British : sneaker sense 2

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Examples of trainer in a Sentence

the boxer and his trainer She hired a personal trainer.

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Brown, who worked as corporate trainer for 34 years before starting her culinary coaching business in 2007, said there are many benefits to sitting down with your family and having dinner on a consistent basis. Jackie Pilossoph,, "8 ways simplify and enhance your family dinner experience," 28 June 2018 Justify gave Baffert his 16th victory as trainer in the Triple Crown series — five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preaknesses and three Belmonts — breaking a tie with D. Wayne Lukas for tops all-time. Sean Gregory/elmont, Time, "Justify Wins the 13th Triple Crown in Horse Racing History," 9 June 2018 Following his final season with the San Diego Chargers in 2015, Johnson spent his time working with amateur linemen as an individual trainer, ran football camps and even officiated some high school basketball games. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals' new D-line coach Don Johnson finds a perfect fit with Steve Wilks, staff and players," 9 June 2018 Baffert has always said the key to making history as a trainer is being entrusted with historically great horses. Childs Walker,, "Justify wins Preakness 2018 in the mud and fog at Pimlico," 19 May 2018 Elliott Walden has won only one Triple Crown race as a trainer. John Cherwa,, "Elliott Walden wants to go from spoiler to Triple Crown champion," 19 May 2018 Coaches, trainers, and others are barred from condoning, encouraging, or supplying the substances, according to the policy. Martin Finucane,, "Here’s a quick rundown on the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy," 7 June 2018 According to the Lansing State Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seven women or girls have said told coaches, trainers, police or Michigan State officials of concerns about Nassar between 1997 and 2015. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny refuses to answer questions about sex abuse scandal," 5 June 2018 The two have talked shop about the similarities between the job of an NFL coach and a thoroughbred horse trainer. Kalyn Kahler,, "The Odds Aren’t In His Favor, but Rob Gronkowski Is All in on Gronkowski the Horse," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of trainer

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trainer was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of trainer

: a person who teaches or coaches athletes or animals : a person who trains athletes or animals
US : a person who treats the injuries of the members of a sports team

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