fighter

noun fight·er \ ˈfī-tər \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of fighter

: one that fights: such as
a (1) : warrior, soldier
(2) : a pugnacious or game individual
(3) : 1boxer 1
b : an airplane of high speed and maneuverability with armament designed to destroy enemy aircraft

Examples of fighter in a Sentence

  1. the debate whether more fighters are needed to bring order to that war-torn country

  2. a program at the community center for training local youths as fighters

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First Known Use of fighter

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense a(1)

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FIGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fighter for English Language Learners

  • : a warrior or soldier

  • : someone who does not give up : someone who continues fighting or trying

  • : a fast airplane that has weapons for destroying enemy aircraft



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