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"fighter" in British English

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fighternoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪ.tər/  us   /-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, ​fastmilitaryaircraft used for ​chasing and ​destroyingenemyaircraft: a fighter ​plane/​aircraft a fighter ​pilot
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(Definition of fighter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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, ​fastmilitaryaircraft.
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