Definition of trainer in English:

trainer

noun

  • 1A person who trains people or animals.

    ‘a racehorse owner and trainer’
    ‘teacher trainers’
    ‘a fitness trainer’
    • ‘The committee included jockeys, owners, trainers, racing association members, and racing officials.’
    • ‘She's one of those rare young people who touched counselors, teachers, coaches and trainers alike.’
    • ‘The conditions book will allow owners and trainers to search for races nationally based on a horse's age and sex and race conditions.’
    • ‘The issues involve the players and owners, not the trainers, equipment managers, broadcasters or public relations directors.’
    • ‘Apart from students and teachers, other participants in the programme were principals and school physical education trainers.’
    • ‘The task of teacher trainers - the school of education - was to make the work of the teacher so carefully scripted that anyone could do it.’
    • ‘Most trainers and owners have praised track executives for keeping them aware of developments and working to make the current meet.’
    • ‘Participants ranged from physical education and fitness instructors to personal trainers and professors from all over the country.’
    • ‘I apologize to my fellow jockeys, the owners, and the trainers.’
    • ‘Race trainers, like public schoolboys, love to paste their walls with pictures of long-gone triumphs.’
    • ‘We expect that the revised structure, which increases our own race planning options and choices for owners and trainers, will be well received.’
    • ‘It is his understanding of a horse and its needs - his total and undeviating attention to that subject - that has made him one of the finest racehorse trainers in history.’
    • ‘So I'd scope out the competition to see what you're up against first; maybe research animal handlers, pet trainers etc?’
    • ‘He's the outstanding racehorse trainer, the trainer of flat race horses I suppose in the world.’
    • ‘This is not a new situation for Texas's owners, trainers, breeders, and racetrack operators.’
    • ‘When Mark came in, he employed 5 fitness trainers and a full time doctor.’
    • ‘He is working with a fitness trainer in New Orleans this summer.’
    • ‘There will be a panel discussion by women jockeys, trainers, and owners.’
    • ‘We have already had the location of our proposed new racecourse visited by a number of leading racehorse trainers and jockeys and the feedback has been unanimously positive.’
    • ‘Action should be taken now to ensure that grooms as well as owners, trainers and racecourses share in the future of the sport.’
    instructor, coach, teacher, mentor, adviser, counsellor, guide, guru, manager, handler, tutor, educator
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    1. 1.1informal An aircraft or simulator used to train pilots.
      • ‘It was soon discovered that a trainer aircraft for the conversion of pilots to this unusual and difficult type of aircraft was required.’
      • ‘After test work was completed, the aircraft were used as military trainers.’
      • ‘The naval air arm also had some Aermacchi 339 jet trainers - small aircraft that could be configured as light strike fighters.’
      • ‘The aircraft were transferred to Canada where they served as trainers for the Free Norwegians who were learning to fly at Canadian bases.’
      • ‘Moving up from simple trainers to more complex aircraft is well worth the extra effort’
      • ‘Produced in the thousands, it was used as a trainer and as an observation airplane by the Air Force in World War II.’
      • ‘Step into one of these trainers and you'd swear you're on a flight deck.’
      • ‘After the war, a number of Pups came to Australia and flew until at least 1925, mainly as trainer fighter aircraft.’
      • ‘The basic types of model aircraft are trainers for beginners, sportsfliers for those at the next stage and scale models for the more experience pilot.’
      • ‘Let's stretch the bounds of reason and say you want to take your trip in a fighter or attack aircraft, a helicopter or a trainer.’
      • ‘Any of the Fairchild trainers is among the most enjoyable flying airplanes of their era.’
      • ‘The students were put through their paces with day and night trainers.’
      • ‘Typically, training systems were justified as trainers for a specific aircraft, weapon system, etc.’
      • ‘Stable and easy to fly, it served as a trainer for the nation's first generation of jet pilots.’
      • ‘I was based here when the flight line was filled with DH82 Tiger Moth trainers.’
  • 2British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear.

    ‘a decent pair of trainers’
    • ‘Shoes, trainers and sports bags are some of the best buys to snap up, but also look out for top label sports wear at reduced prices too.’
    • ‘All you should need to take is a pair of very flimsy flip-flops or sandals for the beach, a pair of trainers or canvas shoes to wander around in and a pair of evening shoes for nights out.’
    • ‘If you're pumping iron, then you're better off wearing a pair of cross trainers because they offer better lateral stability.’
    • ‘Many people, Vincent explains, start out running in an old pair of trainers they wear about town.’
    • ‘Wear cross trainers (dark-soled running shoes will scuff up the pool) or water shoes.’
    • ‘I've got about 25 pairs of shoes, boots and trainers.’
    • ‘Today, he is sporting a pair of trainers that appear to be made of fluorescent pink faux-ponyskin.’
    • ‘But weeks later, a package arrived direct from the designer containing two pairs of trousers, two shirts, dress shoes, trainers and a belt.’
    • ‘In fact, my feet are naturally predisposed to wearing trainers or hiking boots, or, most happily, nothing at all.’
    • ‘An hour of walking in a pair of these trainers or sandals is apparently equivalent to three hours of hard exercise at the gym.’
    • ‘Wear good shock-absorbent shoes with thick, soft soles - trainers are good.’
    • ‘The usual backwards baseball cap and baggy trousers, but instead of trainers he wears tiny, tight climbing shoes.’
    • ‘He will need individually made insoles permanently, and wear trainers rather than shoes for comfort.’
    • ‘He wears a tracksuit, trainers and carries a plastic bag that holds a football.’
    • ‘They came in walking boots, trainers and sandals.’
    • ‘I was the only person who had to hire a pair of shoes, she won't let me wear trainers on the big day.’
    • ‘I never really take any shoes myself preferring trainers as these are more suitable for the types of nights out you have in these places.’
    • ‘They wore trainers and tracksuits, they were religious, sure, but no-one thought they were fanatics.’
    • ‘I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers.’
    • ‘They come with wholesome winter references such as alpine leaf designs or chunky cable knits, and should be worn with jeans and heavy shoes or trainers.’
    training shoe, running shoe, sports shoe, tennis shoe, plimsoll
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Pronunciation

trainer

/ˈtreɪnə/