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challenger 1

Syllabification: chal·leng·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHalinjər/

noun

1A person who engages in a contest: new championship challengers the leading team among the nine challengers
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  • The 101st Tour de France is shaping up as a potential classic with two elite contenders, plus a host of well-prepared challengers.
  • By December 2007, twelve challengers had met the entry deadline and were preparing to race.
  • Annual competitions attract hundreds of challengers vying to grow the best dahlia.
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
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  • We will have to console ourselves with having held his seat against a self-funded millionaire challenger.
  • He is seen by many as a challenger to Pipe's crown and is already favorite to be champion trainer next season.
  • His main challenger is a Conservative journalist/TV personality who has a popular following among people who don't like politics or politicians.
2A person who disputes the truth of or places themselves in opposition to something: heroic challengers of authority the bold challenger of campus orthodoxy
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  • They are organizers of demonstrations, strikes, and armed revolutions, and are the champion challengers of oppressors and deviants.
  • He was, and remains, a force—a certified challenger of conventional wisdom.
  • Shareholder groups are increasingly important as challengers of irresponsible corporate governance.

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There are 2 main definitions of challenger in English:

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Challenger 2 Syllabification: Chal·leng·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHalənjər/
A US space shuttle that exploded 1.5 minutes after launch on January 28, 1986, killing its crew of seven.
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  • 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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