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Definition of "fighter" []

  • One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer. (noun)
  • A fast, maneuverable combat aircraft used to engage enemy aircraft. (noun)
  • A pugnacious, unyielding, or determined person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fighter" in a sentence
  • "Hillary as a fighter is a good campaigner but Hillary as a fighter would make a lousy President because you can't get anything done by fighting and leaning on people all of the time."
  • "To go on those ups and downs and to take on the character of the fighter is a delicious challenge."
  • "But I'll tell you this, sir, that those units that have been extended here for 15 months, I applaud what their commanders and senior non-commissioned officers have done, because they've implemented what we refer to as a fighter management program, which provides for the maximum extent possible every bit of rest and recovery we possibly can for our troopers before we push them back out in the streets."