1 fighting man, man-at-arms, soldier, warrior
2 boxer, bruiser (informal) prize fighter, pugilist
3 antagonist, battler, belligerent, combatant, contender, contestant, disputant, militant
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fighter ( fighters plural )
1 n-count A fighter or a fighter plane is a fast military aircraft that is used for destroying other aircraft.
2 n-count If you describe someone as a fighter, you approve of them because they continue trying to achieve things in spite of great difficulties or opposition., (approval)
From the start it was clear this tiny girl was a real fighter.
3 n-count A fighter is a person who physically fights another person, especially a professional boxer.
...a tough little street fighter.
fire fighter →
freedom fighter →
freedom fighter ( freedom fighters plural ) If you refer to someone as a freedom fighter, you mean that they belong to a group that is trying to change the government of their country using violent methods, and you agree with or approve of this. n-count
prize fighter ( prize fighters plural ) , prizefighter A prize fighter is a boxer who fights to win money. n-count
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