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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , fightere , fyghtor , feghtere , feghtare , fiȝtare , from fiȝtere Old English feohtere ( “ fighter; warrior ” ), equivalent to + fight . Cognate with -er Scots fechter ( “ fighter ” ), Saterland Frisian , Fächter Fjuchter ( “ fighter ” ), West Frisian fjochter ( “ fighter ” ), Dutch vechter ( “ fighter ” ), German Fechter ( “ fighter; swordsman; fencer ” ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
fighter ( plural ) fighters
A person who
fights; a combatant. A
warrior; fighting soldier. A
pugnacious, competitive person.
( eulogistic ) A person with a strong determination to resist protracted or severe adversity, especially illness. 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. A
boxer or participant in any martial art.
( colloquial ) A firefighter
( video games ) A game with a focus on physical combat.
2004, Simon Carless, Gaming Hacks, page 59:
Still, it's excellent software, especially for one-on-one fighting titles such as the King Of Fighters series, classic Street Fighter II variants, and newer one-on-one fighters such as Garou.
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Translations [ edit ]
person who fights
cīnītājs , m cīnītāja f Mongolian:
байлдагч (mn) ( bajldagč ), цэрэг (mn) ( tsereg ) Polish:
wojownik (pl) , m bojownik (pl) m Portuguese:
lutador , m lutadora , f combatente (pt) m, f Romanian:
combatant (ro) , m luptător (ro) , m combatantă f Russian:
боре́ц (ru) m ( boréc ) Serbo-Croatian:
borac (sh) , m bojovnik (sh) m Sicilian:
luttaturi m Slovene:
bórec (sl) , m bórka f Sorbian:
wójowaŕ m Spanish:
guerrero , (es) combatiente (es) , m luchador (es) m Swedish:
kämpe (sv) , c slagskämpe c Turkish:
dövüşçü (tr) Vietnamese:
người hiếu chiến Yiddish:
קעמפֿער m ( kemfer )
pugnacious, competitive person
participant in a martial art
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