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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Investigators also spoke with 105 secretaries, sports trainers, physicians and others at the school, as well as Nassar, the entire board of trustees and former president, and reviewed medical records for a number of patients. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Michigan Special Investigator Slams MSU’s ‘Culture of Indifference’ Over Nassar Abuse," 21 Dec. 2018 First-time All-Star Shin-Soo Choo celebrated Sunday night by treating the Texas Rangers' athletic trainers and masseuse to a steak dinner, a seafood tower and a couple bottles of fine wine. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "For Choo, All-Star nod a career goal. Home Run Derby? 'Probably not'," 9 July 2018 Along with head athletic trainer Fred Hina, Ganong was one of two holdovers from Pitino's staff remaining at Louisville after the 2017-18 season. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Longtime University of Louisville strength coach Ray Ganong retires," 29 June 2018 In one improv game, one student becomes a dolphin, and another becomes a dolphin trainer who's trying to teach her dolphin a new trick. Shay Maunz, Glamour, "Funny Girls Is Teaching Girls to Be Leaders Through Improv," 6 Dec. 2018 In fact, more wishful trainers dot your journey than in previous games. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 Finding a dentist on the Fourth of July was a bit tricky but Rangers' trainer Kevin Harmon helped Beltre locate one. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Adrian Beltre shakes off emergency root canal for series opener against Tigers," 5 July 2018 After being checked my trainers on the sideline, also returned to the field, but was only used as a decoy on two snaps late in the game. Adam Jude, The Seattle Times, "UW’s Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed questionable this week; receiver Quinten Pounds out for the year with knee injury," 15 Oct. 2018 Khloe showed off her at-home workout with her personal trainer Don and a familiar figure joined them in the middle of her session. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's FULL Relationship Timeline," 26 July 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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