Definition of trialist in English:



  • 1A person who participates in a trial, in particular.

    • ‘The fastest man in the field, on a damp and breezy evening, was triathlete turned time triallist Colin Hill.’
    • ‘Veivers may give a run-out to new trialist Matt Mahoney from Crosfields.’
    • ‘There was a surprise full debut for triallist Carl Paterson as he took flu victim Leroy McKenzie's place on the right wing.’
    • ‘City fielded Australian trialist Dave Carney, who had a spell with Halifax last season after being freed by Everton.’
    • ‘Michael Price, an 18-year-old triallist from Everton, had a steady game at left-back.’
    • ‘Neben, who has been on the podium in the last two years at this event, is also a strong time trialist with several impressive victories to her credit over the last few years.’
    • ‘Until Miguel Indurain's emergence Anquetil was the greatest time triallist in history.’
    • ‘Sevilla has never been a strong time triallist but his ride on stage nine was poor even by his standards.’
    • ‘Obviously amateurs and triallists will still get a share of the pot but any professionals we bring in and the professionals we already have will get a small match payment’
    • ‘However, it seems unlikely Goddard, a former Manchester City schoolboy trialist, will get his medal back.’
    1. 1.1A person who takes part in a sports trial or motorcycle trial.
      • ‘He played this term as a pre-season trialist for City.’
      • ‘Every afternoon they used to play five-a-side against the triallists.’
      • ‘On Monday night a team of basically reserve team triallists took on Frickley Athletic's first team squad at South Elmsall and went down 4-1.’
      • ‘Avenue broke the deadlock when one of the trialists scored from ten yards.’
      • ‘City will field several trialists in the home reserve game against Manchester United tonight.’
      • ‘And it appears Viander isn't the trialist goalkeeper manager Sam Allardyce described as ‘not good enough’ earlier in the week.’
      • ‘They have a stadium full of passionate, vociferous supporters whose legendary backing often reduced opposition players from star performers to schoolboy trialists.’
      • ‘I've played a few but quite often they are full of youth team players and trialists and not really the same as competitive football.’
      • ‘Professional clubs use their pre-season warm-up to blood the graduates, triallists and wannabes.’
      • ‘With a squad packed full of amateurs and triallists it was inevitable that fitness would be a telling factor and so it proved.’
      • ‘He said he wants to come to us as a trialist in the pre-season.’
      • ‘They all made their debuts playing as trialists, under assumed names against Halifax at the former Thrum Hall ground.’
      • ‘City are expected to field a reserve team based on trialists and youngsters tonight when they play Birmingham at Solihull.’
      • ‘We've had four or five trialists each week - all the players have become bilingual!’
      • ‘Todd intends to have a second keeper in place for the friendlies Ricketts will miss and avoid a repeat of last year when City had to kick off their warm-up campaign with a trialist in goal.’
      • ‘It was a good work out for the regulars in the first-half but all eyes were on the triallists and goalkeeper Dean Wordsworth had a night to forget being beaten five times.’
      • ‘But league rules on trialists meant he has been limited to only two reserve games.’
      • ‘While 80 to 90 percent of Friday's trialists have provincial experience at various levels, several players also staked a claim.’
      • ‘Every time a triallist comes in they are a threat not only to Shaun but to Paulo and the other strikers.’
      • ‘He is also believed to be tracking an experienced striker and a left sided player, while running the rule over a number of trialists he expects to see in action pre-season.’
    2. 1.2A person who takes part in a clinical or market test of a new product.
      • ‘We believe that trialists need to report a minimum set of information.’
      • ‘He helped build up interest in the site by giving away free trials and around two per cent of the trialists signed up for the annual £9.99 membership.’
      • ‘Such a thought would be anathema to most clinical trialists.’