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fighter

[ fahy-ter ]
/ ˈfaɪ tər /
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noun
a boxer; pugilist.
Military. an aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft in the air and to protect bomber aircraft.
a person who fights, struggles, resists, etc.
a person with the will, courage, determination, ability, or disposition to fight, struggle, resist, etc.
an animal, as a dog, trained to fight or having the disposition to fight.
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Origin of fighter

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fēohtere.See fight, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM fighter

non·fight·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fighter

fighter
/ (ˈfaɪtə) /

noun
a person who fights, esp a professional boxer
a person who has determination
military an armed aircraft designed for destroying other aircraft
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