Definition of 'novice'
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His next race will be in a novice chase. The Sun (2016)He is due to make his novice chase debut next month. The Sun (2016)He was one of the top staying novice chasers last season. The Sun (2016)Stepping up in distance over hurdles is sure to help and he could be a star novice hurdler. The Sun (2016)He would actually be on only 158 for three novice chase wins. The Sun (2016)After just three effortless wins in novice chases Thistlecrack's jumping faced its biggest test. The Sun (2016)He was a useful novice hurdler before missing nearly two years through injury. The Sun (2012)Can our writers go from novice to master? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Voters do think it is time for a novice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something had to be done about novice chases. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is no time for a novice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He stays well and he jumped brilliantly in his first two races as a novice chaser. The Sun (2014)He has representatives in the novice chases on all three days and offers no negatives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He won three times as a novice last term and the soft ground will suit him well. The Sun (2015)He is probably the best staying novice chaser around. The Sun (2014)He won three times as a novice last season and he still looks well weighted. The Sun (2015)He has an especially strong hand of novice chasers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was a smart novice hurdler a couple of years ago but took a while to get the hang of fences. The Sun (2009)Research supports restrictions on novice drivers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was a promising novice hurdler last season and jumped superbly when storming home at Carlisle on his chase debut. The Sun (2009)By their very nature, novice chases are invariably hair-raising affairs. Great Sporting Failures (1993)This horse was as good a novice hurdler as I have seen in a long time and we hope he can go to the top over fences. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I hope we'll see the best of him this winter and he's certainly the most exciting novice hurdler available to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Gear car did have a big cross on a bright yellow background stuck to the back, an internationally recognised sign that there's a novice driver on board. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'novice'
British English: novice NOUN
A novice is someone who has been doing a job or other activity for only a short time and so is not experienced at it.
I'm a novice at these things, sir. You're the professional.
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