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[trey-ner] /ˈtreɪ nər/
a person or thing that trains.
a staff member on an athletic team who gives first aid and therapy to injured players.
a person who trains athletes; coach.
a person who trains racehorses or other animals for contests, shows, or performances.
an airplane or a simulated aircraft used in training aircrew members, especially pilots.
Origin of trainer
1590-1600; train + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lois is a part-time swim instructor and personal trainer.
  • The trainer trains the docile horse to turn, with his sensitive neck, whichever way the rider indicates.
  • She was an avid rider and trainer, and built the barns and track that still are there today.
  • He can fire his personal trainer or check out of the clinic.
  • In her previous career, as a horse trainer, she gave some of them riding lessons.
  • His trainer was unconsciously signalling answers to the horse with involuntary cues.
  • His trainer reports that he now turns up his trunk at anything less than a ten-cent coin.
  • In half the trials, a helpful trainer stood behind and pointed to the container holding the treat.
  • Some bird trainer teaches a bird to recognize patterns appearing in a picture.
  • If you want to do the same, make sure you get competent advice from a trainer.
British Dictionary definitions for trainer


a person who trains athletes in a sport
a piece of equipment employed in training, such as a simulated aircraft cockpit
(horse racing) a person who schools racehorses and prepares them for racing
(pl) an informal name for training shoes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trainer

c.1600, agent noun from train (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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