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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He was examined by a trainer but remained in the game. Joe Totoraitis, The Seattle Times, "Cards’ Goldschmidt hits 3 HRs, walked intentionally in 9th," 30 Mar. 2019 Alain Saint-Dic, a certified trainer at Stretch Relief, a new stretching studio in the Upper East Side, boils it down to runners not taking their recovery as seriously as their training. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Inspired by the New York City Half Marathon? Experts Weigh in on Staying Injury-Free While You Train," 15 Mar. 2019 Reddam, who has most of his horses with Doug O’Neill, has some, including Owning, with trainer Simon Callaghan. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Here’s hoping for even cooler temperatures," 10 July 2018 He's sprawled on the court, having his hamstring stretched by a trainer. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: This Pacers' usher is a "player," too," 23 June 2018 Steve Dagostino had seen snippets of Kevin Huerter's burgeoning basketball skills as the former Division II All-American’s business as a local trainer began to grow in upstate New York. Don Markus,, "Years after showing preternatural skills, Kevin Huerter realizes NBA dream, is drafted 19th overall by Hawks," 22 June 2018 Doug O’Neill is the trainer with Mario Gutierrez the jockey. John Cherwa,, "Racing! CHRB ready to tackle Golden Gate issue," 12 July 2018 Dave Joerger was the strength and conditioning coach and Katie Hamberg was the athletic trainer. Melanie Laughman,, "Photographs and memories: Mother of Mercy's final athletic year, 2017-2018," 2 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of trainer

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2019

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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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