Definition of trainer in US English:

trainer

noun

  • 1A person who trains people or animals.

    • ‘The committee included jockeys, owners, trainers, racing association members, and racing officials.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Action should be taken now to ensure that grooms as well as owners, trainers and racecourses share in the future of the sport.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The issues involve the players and owners, not the trainers, equipment managers, broadcasters or public relations directors.’
    • ‘When Mark came in, he employed 5 fitness trainers and a full time doctor.’
    • ‘I apologize to my fellow jockeys, the owners, and the trainers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He's the outstanding racehorse trainer, the trainer of flat race horses I suppose in the world.’
    • ‘The conditions book will allow owners and trainers to search for races nationally based on a horse's age and sex and race conditions.’
    • ‘She's one of those rare young people who touched counselors, teachers, coaches and trainers alike.’
    • ‘This is not a new situation for Texas's owners, trainers, breeders, and racetrack operators.’
    • ‘He is working with a fitness trainer in New Orleans this summer.’
    • ‘Most trainers and owners have praised track executives for keeping them aware of developments and working to make the current meet.’
    • ‘So I'd scope out the competition to see what you're up against first; maybe research animal handlers, pet trainers etc?’
    • ‘There will be a panel discussion by women jockeys, trainers, and owners.’
    • ‘Participants ranged from physical education and fitness instructors to personal trainers and professors from all over the country.’
    • ‘Apart from students and teachers, other participants in the programme were principals and school physical education trainers.’
    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.
      • ‘Any of the Fairchild trainers is among the most enjoyable flying airplanes of their era.’
      • ‘Produced in the thousands, it was used as a trainer and as an observation airplane by the Air Force in World War II.’
      • ‘It was soon discovered that a trainer aircraft for the conversion of pilots to this unusual and difficult type of aircraft was required.’
      • ‘Moving up from simple trainers to more complex aircraft is well worth the extra effort’
      • ‘Step into one of these trainers and you'd swear you're on a flight deck.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The aircraft were transferred to Canada where they served as trainers for the Free Norwegians who were learning to fly at Canadian bases.’
      • ‘After the war, a number of Pups came to Australia and flew until at least 1925, mainly as trainer fighter aircraft.’
      • ‘After test work was completed, the aircraft were used as military trainers.’
      • ‘The students were put through their paces with day and night trainers.’
      • ‘The naval air arm also had some Aermacchi 339 jet trainers - small aircraft that could be configured as light strike fighters.’
      • ‘Typically, training systems were justified as trainers for a specific aircraft, weapon system, etc.’
      • ‘I was based here when the flight line was filled with DH82 Tiger Moth trainers.’
      • ‘Stable and easy to fly, it served as a trainer for the nation's first generation of jet pilots.’
  • 2British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear; a sneaker.

    • ‘I was the only person who had to hire a pair of shoes, she won't let me wear trainers on the big day.’
    • ‘But weeks later, a package arrived direct from the designer containing two pairs of trousers, two shirts, dress shoes, trainers and a belt.’
    • ‘Wear cross trainers (dark-soled running shoes will scuff up the pool) or water shoes.’
    • ‘Many people, Vincent explains, start out running in an old pair of trainers they wear about town.’
    • ‘Today, he is sporting a pair of trainers that appear to be made of fluorescent pink faux-ponyskin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The usual backwards baseball cap and baggy trousers, but instead of trainers he wears tiny, tight climbing shoes.’
    • ‘In fact, my feet are naturally predisposed to wearing trainers or hiking boots, or, most happily, nothing at all.’
    • ‘They came in walking boots, trainers and sandals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An hour of walking in a pair of these trainers or sandals is apparently equivalent to three hours of hard exercise at the gym.’
    • ‘I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Wear good shock-absorbent shoes with thick, soft soles - trainers are good.’
    • ‘They wore trainers and tracksuits, they were religious, sure, but no-one thought they were fanatics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I've got about 25 pairs of shoes, boots and trainers.’
    training shoe, running shoe, sports shoe, tennis shoe, plimsoll
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  • 3A person whose job is to provide medical assistance to athletes.

    • ‘It was a bit of a risk for the club, considering his age and the fact he had never been a head athletic trainer.’
    • ‘In Australia, trainers routinely provide swimmers with supplements.’
    • ‘For a full assessment of the flexibility or range of motion of all your joints, see a physical therapist or athletic trainer.’
    • ‘I started talking with the coach and he found out I was a certified athletic trainer and went crazy.’
    • ‘Look at the fairly new professions of massage therapist and athletic trainer.’
    • ‘The trainers were medical doctors, nurses, and health and sanitary officers from the same area.’
    • ‘Every top athlete has a trainer they can fall back and rely on.’
    • ‘Most trainers require that a medical questionnaire be filled out first.’
    • ‘At the same time, the role of team athletic trainer never has been more important, or more complex.’
    • ‘Starting in the poorest areas, free personal trainers will be provided by the state.’
    • ‘This research will show athletes and their trainers that there is always more in the tank, they can always do a bit better.’
    • ‘Bone pain should alert athletes and their trainers of an impending stress fracture.’
    • ‘Additionally, the trainer can provide cues and encouragement to use the impaired side.’
    • ‘Additionally you should check out if any other equipment is required, and will the trainer provide it or do you have to hire it?’
    • ‘Most sport trainers and athletes use tools providing a wide spectrum of physiological and mechanical information.’
    • ‘He will train the trainers, provide plenty of support and resources, and will keep in regular touch with them to ensure their success.’
    • ‘They are providing personal trainers to five children to help them get in shape.’
    • ‘As a traditional personal trainer, I never felt confident providing a money-back guarantee.’
    • ‘One thing professional trainers and medical personnel can help with is determining how many people need to be trained.’

Pronunciation

trainer

/ˈtrānər//ˈtreɪnər/