Veteran - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service (syn: old- timer, stager, warhorse)
a veteran officer
a veteran of the political scene
He's a 10-year veteran with the team.
Veteran Car Club of Great Britain
a veteran of the Second World War
a veteran of countless political campaigns
the veteran leader of the socialist party
the veterans laughed at the new recruits
She pauses and affects the more dramatic tone of a veteran actress.
The veteran cop showed the rookie the ropes.
The boat was skippered by a skilled veteran sailor.
...though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players...
the team's arsenal of veteran players
...a combat veteran himself, he could not believe the balderdash he was hearing from whippersnappers with no war experience at all...