Definition of challenger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

challenger

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʃælɪndʒə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃælɪndʒər//
 
 
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a person who competes with somebody else in sport or in politics for an important position that the other person already holds the official challenger for the world championship titleExtra examples He took on various challengers, but refused to fight Jackson. Her nearest challenger is the vice-president. The Senator faces a challenger with conservative views. a challenger to the prime minister a challenger to their competitors’ dominance of the market the main challengers for the European title He has been tipped as a potential challenger to the prime minister.

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