from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who trains, especially one who coaches athletes, racehorses, or show animals.
  • noun A contrivance or apparatus used in training.
  • noun A member of a naval gun crew who trains cannons horizontally.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Naval, a member of a gun's crew or turret crew whose duty it is to keep his gun, or the axis of the turret, in lateral train exactly on the target. Also called training-pointer. In modern practice the tendency is to have two persons engaged in keeping the gun on the target, the training-pointer and the firing-pointer. See gun-pointer.
  • noun One who trains; an instructor.
  • noun One who trains or prepares men, etc., for the performance of feats requiring certain physical fitness, as an oarsman for a boat-race, a pugilist for a prizefight, or a horse for racing.
  • noun A militiaman.
  • noun A wire or wooden frame upon which flowers or shrubs are trained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who trains; an instructor; especially, one who trains or prepares men, horses, etc., for exercises requiring physical agility and strength.
  • noun United States A militiaman when called out for exercise or discipline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who trains another; a coach.
  • noun UK A running shoe or sneaker.
  • noun video games, slang A patch for a video game that applies cheats.
  • noun Attributive form of trainers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who trains other persons or animals
  • noun simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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