- 1A person or animal that fights: the distinction between civilian populations and fightersMore example sentences
soldier, fighting man, fighting woman, warrior, combatant, serviceman, servicewoman, trooper; in the US GI, enlisted manBritish • informal squaddie• archaic man-at-armsboxer, pugilist, prizefighter; wrestler, grappler; contestant, contender, competitor
- 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.
- 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 fighterMore 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: [as modifier]: fighter pilotsMore 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.