train·er | \ˈtrā-nər \

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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Guest lecturers will include various people involved in animal care, such as a trainer, groomer or veterinarian. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Critter Camp gives Northwest Indiana kids a hands-on approach to nature," 7 July 2018 My career goal is to be a certified athletic trainer for a high school or college team, or a health and wellness facility, somewhere in Greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection Scholarship Essay Contest 2018 “Why Greater Cincinnati?”," 22 June 2018 WinStar owner Kenny Troutt, trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and breeder John Gunther all attended and received their engraved Kentucky Derby trophies from Churchill officials. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Triple Crown winner Justify gets festive sendoff from Churchill Downs," 16 June 2018 Justify’s part-owners Kenny Troutt, left, and Teo Ah Khing, center, hold the Triple Crown trophy with jockey Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert on Saturday. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "Justify Wins Belmont Stakes, Takes Horse Racing’s Triple Crown," 9 June 2018 In a perfect world, Smith and trainer Bob Baffert would rather have seen Justify draw nearer the outside, which would give the jockey more options. Dick Jerardi,, "Favorable post for Justify at Belmont Stakes in quest for Triple Crown," 5 June 2018 When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith's white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. Stephen Whyno, Houston Chronicle, "Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive," 19 May 2018 Horse racing’s routinely hard-to-figure corner of the Internet nearly short-circuited Sunday when a video showed Justify appearing to limp on some gravel as trainer Bob Baffert walked him outside his Churchill Downs barn. Bryce Miller,, "Next move? Preakness status of Bolt d'Oro suddenly, surprisingly up in air," 9 May 2018 A day after Justify raced to a 2½-length victory in the slop as the 5-2 favorite, trainer Bob Baffert and his star horse drew a horde of visitors to his barn at Churchill Downs. CBS News, ""He knows he's a stud": Can Derby winner Justify take second leg of the Triple Crown?," 7 May 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

: a person who treats the injuries of the members of a sports team

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