noun \kəm-ˈba-tənt also ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

: a person, group, or country that fights in a war or battle

Full Definition of COMBATANT

:  one that is engaged in or ready to engage in combat
combatant adjective

Examples of COMBATANT

  1. Britain was a main combatant in World War II.

First Known Use of COMBATANT

15th century


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