combatant

noun
com·​bat·​ant | \ kəm-ˈba-tᵊnt How to pronounce combatant (audio) also ˈkäm-bə-tənt \

Definition of combatant

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

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Other Words from combatant

combatant adjective

Examples of combatant in a Sentence

Britain was a main combatant in World War II.
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the trash talk between the two combatant has already begun. Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, 1 June 2021 There has only been one woman to lead a combatant command since they were created in 1986, when Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson led U.S. Northern Command, which protects the continental United States, from 2016 to 2018. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 8 Mar. 2021 Unimpeded, the unarmed intruder got aboard a C-40, a transport jet primarily used by members of the Cabinet, Congress and military combatant commanders. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 Unimpeded, the unarmed intruder got aboard a C-40, a transport jet primarily used by members of the Cabinet, Congress and military combatant commanders. CBS News, 12 Mar. 2021 Sticking with size, the battery-electric pickup wars welcomed another combatant, this one from EV startup Canoo. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 12 Mar. 2021 Unimpeded, the unarmed intruder got aboard a C-40, a transport jet primarily used by members of the Cabinet, Congress and military combatant commanders. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 Unimpeded, the unarmed intruder got aboard a C-40, a transport jet primarily used by members of the Cabinet, Congress and military combatant commanders. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 Presently, all 11 combatant commands are led by men. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of combatant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2021

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“Combatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combatant. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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combatant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of combatant

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

combatant

noun
com·​bat·​ant | \ kəm-ˈba-tᵊnt How to pronounce combatant (audio) , ˈkäm-bə-tənt \

Kids Definition of combatant

: a person who takes part in a combat

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