Definition of Fighter aircraft

1. Noun. A high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air.

Exact synonyms: Attack Aircraft, Fighter
Generic synonyms: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Military Plane, Warplane
Specialized synonyms: Interceptor, Kamikaze, Stealth Fighter
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Fight, Fight

Definition of Fighter aircraft

1. Noun. A military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fighter Aircraft

fight in armour
fight off
fight or flight
fight or flight reaction
fight shy of
fight the good fight
fight the tape
fight to the death
fight tooth and nail
fighter aircraft (current term)
fighter bomber
fighter pilot
fighter pilots
fighter plane
fighter planes
fighting chair
fighting chance
fighting cock
fighting fish

Literary usage of Fighter aircraft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"How Affordable Are fighter aircraft? If the JSF program is able to purchase planes at rates equal to those of its illustrative schedule, the services should ..."

2. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray (1983)
"... Production of New and Reconditioned fighter aircraft—June-December 1943 ... fighter aircraft ..."

3. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"The F/A-18 is the workhorse of the Navy's fleet of carrier-based fighter aircraft. It has operated from the decks of aircraft carriers since the early 1980s ..."

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