en·​trant | \ ˈen-trənt How to pronounce entrant (audio) \

Definition of entrant

: one that enters especially : one that enters a contest

Examples of entrant in a Sentence

Each entrant had to agree to the contest rules. new entrants into a highly competitive field
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First Known Use of entrant

1560, in the meaning defined above

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“Entrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrant. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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