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fighter Syllabification: fight·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfīdər/

Definition of fighter in English:


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

Words that rhyme with fighter

all-nighter, biter, blighter, igniter, inciter, indicter, inviter, lighter, mitre (US miter), overnighter, reciter, righter, sighter, smiter, writer
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