There are 2 main definitions of challenger in English:

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challenger 1

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃalɪndʒə/

noun

1A person who engages in a contest: new championship challengers the leading team among the nine challengers
1.1A person who makes a rival claim to or threatens someone’s hold on a position: a serious challenger for the title a potential challenger for the party leadership
2A person who disputes the truth of or places themselves in opposition to something: heroic challengers of authority the bold challenger of campus orthodoxy

Words that rhyme with challenger

Salinger

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Line breaks: chal|len¦ger

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There are 2 main definitions of challenger in English:

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Challenger 2

Pronunciation: /ˈCHalənjər/

Entry from US English dictionary

A US space shuttle that exploded 1.5 minutes after launch on January 28, 1986, killing its crew of seven.
Example sentences
  • The countdown clock is ticking as seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Challenger prepare for launch.
  • The space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds into take-off killing its crew of 7.
  • His final major task was as a member of a committee set up to investigate the cause of the explosion on the space shuttle Challenger on Tuesday 28 January 1986.

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Syllabification: Chal·leng·er

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