fighter

Definitions

  • Prehistoric Prize-Fighters
    Prehistoric Prize-Fighters
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fighter a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    • n fighter someone who fights for a cause
    • n fighter someone who fights (or is fighting)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9yards."
    • Fighter A boxer; a pugilist.
    • Fighter (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.
    • Fighter 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.
    • Fighter One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin
    • n fighter One who fights; a combatant; especially, one who is disposed to fight, or who fights well.
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Quotations

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman
    “In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.”
  • Larry Holmes
    Larry Holmes
    “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
  • Gary Kasparov
    Gary Kasparov
    “Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.”
  • Cus D'Amato
    Cus D'Amato
    “A fighter has to know fear.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. feohtere,

Usage

In literature:

This left Austin's place in the army vacant, and General Edward Burleson, an old Indian fighter, was selected to fill the position.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
All other people are for in a fight is to compel the fighters to listen to each other.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
I am something of a wanderer, being a sort of fighter by profession.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
We war-wise fighters, grown grey in battle, checkmated by a boy!
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
The Bolshevik had earned our respect as a fighter.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
He was a cool punishing fighter, one who could give as well as take.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
He was a born fighter.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Here a gap was made and filled at once, as some daring fighter urged his way forward.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
But I hate to see a good fighter struck down.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
It is a great fighter when at bay and is then no mean antagonist.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
They say his old man was a great fighter, and that he's been all shot and cut to pieces.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Among them were El Sol and Garey, Rube, and the bull-fighter Sanchez.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Looks like a prize-fighter, doesn't he?
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
The Union commander was a very able man and had established a reputation as a good fighter.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
But I still think the individual fighter could do a lot worse than follow the code that my grandfather believed in.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
No one was anxious to block the view of a man who had downed a vicious fighter with an unobtrusive gesture.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
Possibly that is because you are not a race of fighters.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Her early men were, without exception, fighters, and she has bred fighters ever since.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
They were a bold, free race, skilled in the arts of Indian war, fine horsemen, and good fighters.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The Mahdi Army, led by Moqtada al-Sadr, may number as many as 60,000 fighters.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
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In poetry:

"O race of tireless fighters, flushed with a youth renewed,
Right well the wars of Freedom befit the Sea-kings' brood;
Yet as ye go forget not the fame of yonder shore,
The fame ye owe your fathers and the old time before.
"The Sailing Of The Long-Ships" by Sir Henry Newbolt
She uppercuts me with a sigh, an' jabs me with a glance.
(When a widow is the fighter, has a single bloke a chance?)
Her short-arm blows are amorous, most lovin' is her lunge;
Until it's just a touch an' go I don't throw up the sponge.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis
Steer out to sea, through death, to life!
Swim outward with the ebbing tide.
Stretch every limb, strain every nerve.
Man – heart, body, soul, and breath –
peace-fighter, sufferer of death –
give all for life: give your whole self!
"Man" by Eberhard Arnold
The shadows of his stormy life that moment fell apart;
And they who blamed the bloody hand forgave the loving heart.
That kiss from all its guilty means redeemed the good intent,
And round the grisly fighter's hair the martyr's aureole bent!
"Brown Of Ossawatomie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh! it is not just the men who face the guns,
Not the fighters at the Front alone, to-day
Who will bring the longed-for close to the bloody fray, for those
Could not carry on that fray without the ones
Who are working at war's problems far away.
"The Khaki Boys Who Were Not At The Front" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
While you carry back no medals when you go,
Not without you had the fighters borne war's brunt:
So just lift your heads uncowed, for your country will be proud
And its lasting love and honour will bestow
On the khaki boys who were not at the Front.
"The Khaki Boys Who Were Not At The Front" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Budget cuts vs Strike Fighter.
We wouldn't blame MGA if it started selling a doll fashioned as a scrappy (yet sexy) fighter holding her enemy's bloody scalp.
2012 Red Bull X-Fighters Dubai.
2012 Red Bull X-Fighters Dubai preview.
Enlarge Star-Ledger Wire Services An F-18 Navy fighter jet with two aviators aboard crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach today, tearing the roof off at least one building and engulfing the structure in flames.
A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectacular crash that sent flames and black smoke billowing from the rubble.
A US official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed in Libya are safe and back in American hands.
Stevenson (19-1) also floored the resilient Chicago fighter twice in the fifth, again in the sixth round and twice in the 12th.
A North San Juan Fire Fighter found two men seriously hurt in a car accident early Monday morning CHP Officer Jason Barnthouse says the fire fighter found the car as he was returning home after responding to another emergency call.
Dual- Engine Failure Caused April Fighter Crash.
Syrian rebel fighters stand guard at a check point in Aleppo's northern Izaa quarter, on November 3, 2012.
Myanmar signs deal to begin excavation of British Spitfire fighter planes from World War II.
As the Kronk Gym sign was cut down by a man on a ladder, fighter Anthony Gallerani pondered his - 1:52 am.
All inspections will be performed by the Fire Fighters Equipment Co. For more information, contact Frank Iannarone at The Madison Pharmacy at 973-377-0075.
A rogue Muslim rebel commander in the Philippines has formed a separate faction of several hundred fighters and rejected peace talks to end the decades-long secessionist rebellion, leaders of the guerrillas said Saturday.
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In science:

They developed three popular Facebook applications named as GotLove?, HUG and Fighters’ Club, respectively.
Being Rational or Aggressive? A Revisit to Dunbar's Number in Online Social Networks
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