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fighter

[fahy-ter] /ˈfaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a boxer; pugilist.
2.
Military. an aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft in the air and to protect bomber aircraft.
3.
a person who fights, struggles, resists, etc.
4.
a person with the will, courage, determination, ability, or disposition to fight, struggle, resist, etc.
5.
an animal, as a dog, trained to fight or having the disposition to fight.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fēohtere. See fight, -er1
Related forms
nonfighter, noun
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  • The fighters disperse in the area of operations more or less randomly.
  • Crouch fighters tend to use the peekaboo style, discussed below.
British Dictionary definitions for fighters

fighter

/ˈfaɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who fights, esp a professional boxer
2.
a person who has determination
3.
(military) an armed aircraft designed for destroying other aircraft
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Word Origin and History for fighters

fighter

n.

Old English feohtere; agent noun from fight (v.). Cf. German Fechter. Meaning "fast military airplane used for combat" is from 1917.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fighters

fighter

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boozehound, hop fiend, night people


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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