Examples of combatant in a Sentence
Britain was a main combatant in World War II.
Recent Examples of combatant from the Web
These outside actors also provide incentives for combatants to continue to peacefully participate in these post-conflict elections.
Bitter campaigns often haunt the combatants long after the votes are counted — as is exemplified by the 2016 election in the 40th Assembly District, which straddles Groton and Ledyard.
The new combatant command will improve U.S. capabilities to punish foreign cyberattacks and discourage attempts to disrupt critical U.S. infrastructure such as financial networks, electric grids, and medical systems.
This one didn’t get so much out of hand that the combatants were sent to the locker room in a form of a timeout, as happened Sunday.
Last summer, the Pentagon claimed the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria had taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield and reduced the total number of Islamic State fighters to about 15,000.
Dozens of child and adult combatants from age 4 to over 40 competed at varying levels in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which focuses on grappling and ground fighting.
The army has fought back hard, claiming to have killed 411 combatants.
Since a nuclear explosion would not distinguish between combatants and civilians, doesn’t that imply universal impact?
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Definition of combatant for English Language Learners
: a person, group, or country that fights in a war or battle
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