Definition of Field trial

1. Noun. A test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used.

Exact synonyms: Field Test
Generic synonyms: Test, Trial, Trial Run, Tryout
Derivative terms: Field-test

2. Noun. A contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving.
Generic synonyms: Competition, Contest

3. Noun. A test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving.
Generic synonyms: Run, Test, Trial

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Field Trial

field shift
field shifts
field soybean
field spaniel
field sparrow
field speedwell
field sport
field strength
field strength unit
field strip
field survey
field tent
field test
field theory
field thistle
field trial (current term)
field trip
field trips
field unit
field vole
field voles
field winding
field work
field wormwood
fielder's choice

Literary usage of Field trial

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1. Outing (1893)
"16—Pacific Coast field trial Club's tenth annual field trials. Jan. g and 10—Bexar field trial Club's third annual trials, Bakersville, Cal. Feb. ..."

2. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1857)
"of % NATIONAL field trial OF MOWERS AND REAPERS.—The first national trial of mowers and reapers, under the auspices of the United States Agricultural ..."

3. The Sporting Dog by Joseph Alexander Graham (1904)
"He afterward developed into the foremost field trial winner of his time and succeeded Roderigo in ..."

4. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1901)
"I would even go much farther than this personally ; for although there have been handsome breeds of pointers as well as setters against which no field-trial ..."

5. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
""The sight presented by the setter benches in 1884, the first year that the Birmingham authorities offered special prizes for field trial winners, ..."

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