combatant

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noun com·bat·ant \kəm-ˈba-tənt also ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

Definition of combatant

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

combatant

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Examples of combatant in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of combatant

15th century


COMBATANT Defined for English Language Learners

combatant

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Definition of combatant for English Language Learners

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


COMBATANT Defined for Kids

combatant

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noun com·bat·ant \kəm-ˈba-tənt, ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

Definition of combatant for Students

  1. :  a person who takes part in a combat


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