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



    BrE BrE//ˈfaɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪtər//
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  1. 1 (also fighter plane) a fast military plane designed to attack other aircraft a jet fighter a fighter pilot fighter bases Wordfinderaircraft, bomber, drone, fighter, helicopter, jet, jump jet, parachute, pilot, warplane See related entries: Aircraft
  2. 2a person who fights Rebel fighters still control most of the city. see also firefighter, freedom fighter, prizefighter
  3. 3(approving) a person who does not give up hope or admit that they are defeated She’s a fighter—if anyone’s going to finish the course, she will.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fighter