Fighter Fight"er (f[imac]t"[~e]r), n. [AS. feohtere.] 1. One who fights; a combatant; a warrior. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A boxer; a pugilist. [PJC]

3. A person with the determination and will to persist through great difficulty to achieve a goal; one with the courage to fight and resist an opponent, and to struggle with all one's powers. [PJC]

4. (Mil.) A military aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft; it is usually smaller and more maneuvarable than aircraft designed specifically for bombing. However, hybrid {fighter-bomber} aircraft that perform both functions also are used. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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