Definition of trainer in English:

trainer

noun

  • 1A person who trains people or animals.

    ‘a racehorse owner and trainer’
    ‘teacher trainers’
    ‘a fitness trainer’
    • ‘He's the outstanding racehorse trainer, the trainer of flat race horses I suppose in the world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Participants ranged from physical education and fitness instructors to personal trainers and professors from all over the country.’
    • ‘The issues involve the players and owners, not the trainers, equipment managers, broadcasters or public relations directors.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is not a new situation for Texas's owners, trainers, breeders, and racetrack operators.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The conditions book will allow owners and trainers to search for races nationally based on a horse's age and sex and race conditions.’
    • ‘Action should be taken now to ensure that grooms as well as owners, trainers and racecourses share in the future of the sport.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is working with a fitness trainer in New Orleans this summer.’
    • ‘Apart from students and teachers, other participants in the programme were principals and school physical education trainers.’
    • ‘We expect that the revised structure, which increases our own race planning options and choices for owners and trainers, will be well received.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When Mark came in, he employed 5 fitness trainers and a full time doctor.’
    • ‘Most trainers and owners have praised track executives for keeping them aware of developments and working to make the current meet.’
    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.
      • ‘The naval air arm also had some Aermacchi 339 jet trainers - small aircraft that could be configured as light strike fighters.’
      • ‘Moving up from simple trainers to more complex aircraft is well worth the extra effort’
      • ‘After the war, a number of Pups came to Australia and flew until at least 1925, mainly as trainer fighter aircraft.’
      • ‘It was soon discovered that a trainer aircraft for the conversion of pilots to this unusual and difficult type of aircraft was required.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Typically, training systems were justified as trainers for a specific aircraft, weapon system, etc.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The aircraft were transferred to Canada where they served as trainers for the Free Norwegians who were learning to fly at Canadian bases.’
      • ‘After test work was completed, the aircraft were used as military trainers.’
      • ‘Any of the Fairchild trainers is among the most enjoyable flying airplanes of their era.’
      • ‘Stable and easy to fly, it served as a trainer for the nation's first generation of jet pilots.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I was based here when the flight line was filled with DH82 Tiger Moth trainers.’
      • ‘The students were put through their paces with day and night trainers.’
  • 2British A soft sports shoe suitable for casual wear.

    ‘a decent pair of trainers’
    North American term sneaker
    • ‘I like smart/casual boots or shoes rather than trainers or sneakers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He will need individually made insoles permanently, and wear trainers rather than shoes for comfort.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But weeks later, a package arrived direct from the designer containing two pairs of trousers, two shirts, dress shoes, trainers and a belt.’
    • ‘Wear good shock-absorbent shoes with thick, soft soles - trainers are good.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many people, Vincent explains, start out running in an old pair of trainers they wear about town.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An hour of walking in a pair of these trainers or sandals is apparently equivalent to three hours of hard exercise at the gym.’
    • ‘They wore trainers and tracksuits, they were religious, sure, but no-one thought they were fanatics.’
    • ‘In fact, my feet are naturally predisposed to wearing trainers or hiking boots, or, most happily, nothing at all.’
    • ‘He wears a tracksuit, trainers and carries a plastic bag that holds a football.’
    • ‘If you're pumping iron, then you're better off wearing a pair of cross trainers because they offer better lateral stability.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The usual backwards baseball cap and baggy trousers, but instead of trainers he wears tiny, tight climbing shoes.’
    training shoe, running shoe, sports shoe, tennis shoe, plimsoll
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Pronunciation

trainer

/ˈtreɪnə/