- fight shy of,
- fight tooth and nail,
- fight-or-flight reaction,
- fight-or-flight response,
- fighting chair,
- fighting chance
Origin of fighter
Examples from the Web for fighter
Back then, no one ever imagined needing to beam live video to ground troops from a fighter jet.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Islamic State, or ISIS, claims it has shot down a Jordanian fighter jet and captured its pilot.
“Getting a first shot is one thing,” said a former Air Force fighter pilot with extensive experience with Russian weapons.
American fighter planes are the fastest, most maneuverable jets in the world.
Reuters, for instance, reported flatly: “Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet.”Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought him a coward last night, but it looks as if he's a fighter when once he gets started.The White Waterfall|James Francis Dwyer
Now, in one way, I like Merwell—he's a fighter and he doesn't care who knows it.Dave Porter in the Far North|Edward Stratemeyer
They were rewarded by a third thundering flypast of the fighter planes.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
The spirit of the fighter who knows not fear flashed from his sombre blue eyes.Dreamers of the Ghetto|I. Zangwill
The same open, bold countenance of the Admiral, the same frank and manly bearing, showed him to be a sailor and a fighter.The Tory Maid|Herbert Baird Stimpson
Old English feohtere; agent noun from fight (v.). Cf. German Fechter. Meaning "fast military airplane used for combat" is from 1917.