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fighternoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪ.tər/  us   /ˈfaɪ.t̬ɚ/
  • fighter noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who fights: She's a fighter (= she tries hard and will not easily give up).

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  • fighter noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

a small, fast military aircraft used for chasing and destroying enemy aircraft: a fighter plane/aircraft a fighter pilot

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fighternoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑɪ·t̬ər/
someone who is willing to argue for and put effort into what he or she believes: She proved herself to be a real fighter. Ali was the greatest fighter (= boxer) of all time.
A fighter is also a small, fast military aircraft.
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