One that enters, especially one that enters a competition.(noun)
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Use "entrant" in a sentence
"A new Muslim entrant from the last year is the Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) in the northeastern state of Assam which won nine seats in the provincial assembly elections last year and expects to win 4-5 seat in the current national elections."
"Although each entrant is given a dumbed-down name in this list, the Latin name is provided one click away as part of a fuller description."
"The youngest entrant is 10-year-old Karen Kim of Corona, Calif."