tri·​er | \ ˈtrī(-ə)r How to pronounce trier (audio) \

Definition of trier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : someone or something that tries
2 : an implement (such as a tapered hollow tube) used in obtaining samples of bulk material for examination and testing


geographical name
\ ˈtrir How to pronounce Trier (audio) \

Definition of Trier (Entry 2 of 2)

city in western Germany on the Moselle River near the border with Luxembourg population 106,000

Examples of trier in a Sentence

Noun Even if she fails she's a real trier.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun If there was a legal determination that the defendant violated securities laws, the defendant would thereafter be barred in any shareholder suit from denying what a trier of fact has concluded. WSJ, "In Defense of SEC Settlement Gag Clauses," 28 Jan. 2019 The American legal system utilizes the adversarial system: Both sides in a case present arguments as to the merits of their positions before the entity that will be settling the matter (the trier-of-fact such as a judge or jury). Suzanne Bell, Slate Magazine, "Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand the Necessity of Science," 20 Apr. 2017 God loves a trier, and the man has certainly provided evidence so far that 78 seems a bit harsh., "Banter King Benjamin Mendy Implores EA Sports to Change FIFA 18 Rating After City Hit Watford for 6," 17 Sep. 2017 Tough thing to prove, but apparently the judge was a trier of fact. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Raoul Felder on the Prenup Bust-Up," 13 Mar. 2013

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trier

: someone who tries very hard to do something


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