trial run


Definition of trial run

: a testing exercise : experiment

Examples of trial run in a Sentence

They will put the software through many trial runs before putting it on the market. We will have to give the machine a trial run.
Recent Examples on the Web This offer was originally only offered in Arizona but is now available at participating Taco Bells across the U.S. From Sept. 9 through Nov. 24, nearly 20 Taco Bell locations in Tucson participated in the limited-time taco trial run. Sabrina Weiss,, 11 Jan. 2022 The one-hour, 20-minute trial run started at a railyard in Tucson and ended in an undisclosed distribution center in the Phoenix area. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 30 Dec. 2021 The company also detected side effects like red eyes and headaches during the three-month trial run. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 12 Dec. 2021 Seelhoff said the program will have its first trial run next year in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2021 But an unintended and welcome result of our trial run is that our testers started using the LapSnap for doing laundry, gardening, cleaning, going to school or work, and transporting pets., 28 June 2021 In the early morning of June 4, 1896, just before his 33rd birthday, Henry Ford made his first trial run in the small vehicle. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 An autonomous delivery vehicle recently rolled down the streets of Richardson during a trial run for FedEx. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2021 In a trial run, Sofa Digital has already financed the production of eight Brazilian films, four of which were already released, and the others set to launch next year. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 2 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of trial run

1903, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2022

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“Trial run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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: a test in which a product or procedure is tried in order to see if it works correctly : test run

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