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1. often field trials A test for young, untried hunting dogs to determine their competence in pointing and retrieving.
2. A trial of a new product in actual situations of use.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Hunting) hunting a test of or contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency and standard of training in retrieving or pointing
2. (often plural) a test to display performance, efficiency, or durability, as of a vehicle or invention
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a competition among sporting dogs under natural conditions in the field, with dogs judged on their performance in hunting.
2. a trial of a new product or procedure to determine its usefulness or efficiency in actual performance.
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|Noun||1.||field trial - a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used|
|2.||field trial - a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving|
|3.||field trial - a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving|
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