Definition of combatant
: one that is engaged in or ready to engage in combat
Examples of combatant in a Sentence
Britain was a main combatant in World War II.
Recent Examples of combatant from the Web
Soon, the front of the room was a royal rumble, sending combatants from the stage to the floor, and some on the floor running for the doors.
The briefcase allows Carmella to The referees held a conference, Ellsworth announced Carmella as the winner and the decision stood over the objections of the other combatants – Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Tamina and Natalya.
America’s foremost combatant against cyber-bullying, Melania Trump, hails from Sevnica, a 5,000-person town in Slovenia.
Those who are found totally unqualified accept their fate philosophically and go on about other business; but the men who are not fit for general service and yet are held for call into non-combatant work become disgusted and rebellious.
Belinda was not born when Uncle Jack and her father boxed in the squared circle, but she was told the story by those combatants.
This is only the third time in NBA history that the championship combatants have combined for seven All-Stars.
Second, fight combatants — including bat-flip-inspired bench-emptyings; omigawd, how stupid are ballplayers? — would automatically draw suspensions of 20 games and teammates who leave their positions, the bench or the bullpen to join in get 25.
Among the local World War I combatants who died while serving their country are those who made the ultimate sacrifice in tragic, heroic and sometimes bizarre ways.
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First Known Use of combatant
COMBATANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of combatant for English Language Learners
: a person, group, or country that fights in a war or battle
COMBATANT Defined for Kids
Definition of combatant for Students
: a person who takes part in a combat
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