Fighter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word fighter
Brit.  |ˈfʌɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word fighter


- someone who fights (or is fighting) (syn: battler, belligerent, combatant, scrapper)
- a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
- someone who fights for a cause (syn: champion, hero, paladin)


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

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

He was shot down by enemy fighters.

James is a fighter - he never gives up.

As a fighter pilot, he knows that good vision is essential.

The bombers were protected by a fighter escort.

...during the World Wars, fighter pilots adopted the fanciful notion that gremlins were responsible for mechanical failures on their planes...

He greeted me with the swagger he's learned since he became a fighter pilot, smiling, his blue eyes glowing.

The old fighter was counted out at the end of the third round.

The fighter's well-aimed blow curled his opponent up.

The fighter folded up at the sudden heavy blow.

This experienced old fighter has never yet been knocked out.

The fighter reeled back when the heavy blow landed unexpectedly on his chin.

This promising young fighter needs a tough opponent to spar with.

The fighter struck at his opponent but missed.

Word forms

singular: fighter
plural: fighters
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