American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who trains, especially one who coaches athletes, racehorses, or show animals.
- n. A contrivance or apparatus used in training.
- n. A member of a naval gun crew who trains cannons horizontally.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. One who trains; an instructor.
- n. 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.
- n. A militiaman.
- n. A wire or wooden frame upon which flowers or shrubs are trained.
- n. A person who trains another; a coach.
- n. UK A running shoe or sneaker.
- n. video games, slang A patch for a video game that applies cheats.
- n. Attributive form of trainers
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who trains; an instructor; especially, one who trains or prepares men, horses, etc., for exercises requiring physical agility and strength.
- n. United States A militiaman when called out for exercise or discipline.
- n. one who trains other persons or animals
- n. simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane
- to train + -er (Wiktionary)
“In which I reveal my muffin-top, my inability to properly clean mirrors, and the fact that my personal trainer is a Siamese cat.”
“He said that if a certified athletic trainer is not available to a school, perhaps contact sports should be avoided.”
“Picture it: I am laying on a massage table with nine acupuncture needles in my left leg, and a physiotherapist attending to my arm, while my trainer is desperately trying to get me to focus on what to eat and what to order.”
“I have to admit that one of my biggest challenges as an amateur trainer is knowing the proper amount of pressure to apply when it comes to a reprimand.”
“Everywhere you turn these days, some “celebrity” dog trainer is talking about being the leader of your pack — in other words, the alpha wolf.”
“The result, according to the trainer, is a “well-behaved and well-balanced dog.””
“This generally occurs as the animal trainer is coercing a large and/or dangerous animal into doing something completely alien to its nature for the purpose of entertainment.”
“But for the majority of learners, just as a physical trainer is useful in helping gym novices calibrate their objectives, a teacher is well-placed in “adding weights” or “raising the bar” at timely intervals.”
“Choosing the right trainer is just as important as picking the right dog food and selecting the right vet.”
“Louie Psihoyos‘ film follows a group of activists, led by renown dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, who use state-of-the-art equipment to infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan “to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.””
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