• WordNet 3.6
    • n battler someone who fights (or is fighting)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Battler A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a sizar at Cambridge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n battler One who battles or fights; a warrior or contender.
    • n battler One who beats with a bat or battledore.
    • n battler A bat or beetle.
    • n battler See batler.
    • n battler See batteler.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 2d Battel (n.)


In literature:

His real name is Battler, but they call him Bite.
"Twenty-two Goblins" by Unknown
The men had ceased yelling, and the circle silently swayed back and forth to give the battlers room.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
Broken Tooth swam well in the lead, with his older workers and battlers behind him.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
At almost precisely the same time Jimsy's fist happened to collide with the point of the jaw of the fallen battler's father.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
The privacy of the home is a refuge from excitement and struggle and gives rest and peace to the weary battler with the world.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
The Battler came dancing out to meet him.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Single-handed battler against the perils of deathworld.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Scotty ran in and leaped for the battlers.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Balta had squalled orders, and now Martian soldiers were bursting the buttons off their uniforms in the scrimmage to separate the battlers.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
He was a great battler, a regular fellow and all like that, but he was a boob just the same.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
I, despite my birth and lineage, am a battler for the truth.
"The Arena" by Various
Curt Dawson was one of those rough-and-tumble battlers who laugh as they fight.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Four years later it was stormed by the Aragonese, King Alfonso the Battler being the third to enter the fortress.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert

In poetry:

Here's to them who, ne'er reviling,
Took the knock and came up smiling -
Battlers with their steadfast gaze
Fixed ahead on better days.
"A New Year's Toast" by C J Dennis

In news:

Lance Armstrong, the sports world's ultimate battler, has given up.
Multisports Q&A: Battler Bowles on staggering journey of discovery.
Chilliwack breast cancer battler 's EI money runs out.
Battlers declaw Tigers in LEC battle.
BATTLE LAKE — The Battlers were able to recover from an early set loss to take a four set win over the Rothsay Tigers Tuesday (19-25, 27-25, 25-17, 26-24).
Maria Cole, wife of the late Nat King Cole and mother of Natalie Cole, has lost her battler with cancer.
A helicopter battlers the Waldo Canyon Fire by the Air Force Academy on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, near Colorado Springs.
As a battler in the electoral trenches, Shays was the last New England Republican standing in the.
He was a battler, notice the scar on his nose and I also found a tip of an antler buried in his hide behind his ear.