Gladiator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡlædieɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word gladiator
Brit.  |ˈɡladɪeɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word gladiator

noun

- (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
- a professional boxer (syn: prizefighter)

Examples

...the two punch-drunk gladiators stumbled to their corners...

Word forms

noun
singular: gladiator
plural: gladiators
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman