Definition of Fighter

1. Noun. Someone who fights (or is fighting).

2. Noun. A high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air.
Exact synonyms: Attack Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft
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

3. Noun. Someone who fights for a cause.
Exact synonyms: Champion, Hero, Paladin
Generic synonyms: Defender, Guardian, Protector, Shielder
Derivative terms: Champion, Fight, Heroical

Definition of Fighter

1. n. One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.

Definition of Fighter

1. Noun. A person who fights, a combatant. ¹

2. Noun. A warrior; fighting soldier. ¹

3. Noun. A pugnacious, competitive person. ¹

4. Noun. A class of fixed-wing aircraft whose primary purpose is that of shooting down other aircraft. Some of these (Fighter-Attack or Attack aircraft) also have a secondary purpose of attacking ground targets. ¹

5. Noun. A boxer or participant in any martial art. ¹

6. Noun. (video games) A game with a focus on physical combat. ¹

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Definition of Fighter

1. one that fights [n -S] - See also: fights

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fighter

fight fire with fire
fight fires
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 (current term)
fighter aircraft
fighter bomber
fighter pilot
fighter pilots
fighter plane
fighter planes
fighting chair
fighting chance

Literary usage of Fighter

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

1. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray (1983)
"The December 13 mission against Kiel and Hamburg suggests the increasing complexity and success of the fighter range extension program. ..."

2. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"The Joint Strike fighter: Linchpin of the Administration's Aircraft Modernization Plans The Joint Strike fighter program will be the linchpin of the ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1847)
"Juancho the Вий-fighter. JUANCHO THE BULL-fighter. M. THEOPHILE GAUTIER, best known as a clever contributor to the critical feuilleton of a leading Paris ..."

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