noun fight·er \ˈfī-tər\

: a warrior or soldier

: someone who does not give up : someone who continues fighting or trying

: a fast airplane that has weapons for destroying enemy aircraft

Full Definition of FIGHTER

:  one that fights: as
a (1) :  warrior, soldier
(2) :  a pugnacious or game individual (3) :  1boxer 1
b :  an airplane of high speed and maneuverability with armament designed to destroy enemy aircraft

Examples of FIGHTER

  1. <the debate whether more fighters are needed to bring order to that war-torn country>
  2. <a program at the community center for training local youths as fighters>

First Known Use of FIGHTER

13th century


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