Definition of fighter in English:

fighter

Syllabification: fight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfītər
 
/

noun

1A person or animal that fights, especially as a soldier or a boxer.
More example sentences
  • Boxing has been through periods when it seems all the top fighters are ducking each other, but this isn't one of those periods.
  • The fighters are grappling on the floor, tearing at each other, screaming abuse and growling like animals.
  • The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has more often been termed not a boxer, but a fighter.
Synonyms
soldier, fighting man/woman, warrior, combatant, serviceman, servicewoman, trooper, mercenary
archaic man-at-arms
boxer, pugilist, prizefighter; wrestler
1.1A person who does not easily admit defeat in spite of difficulties or opposition: there’ll be months of physiotherapy but medical staff say she’s a fighter
More example sentences
  • She knew how easy it would be for him to just die right then and there, but she also knew he was a determined fighter.
  • I'm quite a fighter but when depression hits it is really, really difficult.
  • I am sure he is enjoying this season more than last season because Michael is a fighter, and fighters need competition.
2A fast military aircraft designed for attacking other aircraft: designers employ stealth to render a fighter invisible to radar [as modifier]: fighter pilots
More example sentences
  • However, it was the fighter aircraft that was to really suffer from this policy.
  • Similarly, the commander of a fighter squadron must be a credible fighter pilot.
  • It had the most advanced fighter and bomber aircraft and the best trained crews.
Synonyms
warplane, armed aircraft

More definitions of fighter

Definition of fighter in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkraʊdsɔːs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…