Definition of fighter in English:


Syllabification: fight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfītər


  • 1A person or animal that fights, especially as a soldier or a boxer.
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    • 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.
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    warplane, armed aircraft

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