[ noun ] someone who fights (or is fighting)
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
He then got a job with the Chicago_Herald-Examiner as a circulation_slugger , a rough fighter employed to see that his paper 's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors .(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)
The fighters were separated in a_few minutes .
[ noun ] (military,transportation) a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
Used in print(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
Suppose , he says , that the tables_were_turned , and we were in the Soviets ' position : `` There would be more_than 2000 modern Soviet fighters , all better than ours , stationed at 250 bases in Mexico and the Caribbean .(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)
Somehow , the pictures and stories of Soviet T-34 tanks on Cuban beaches and Russian Mig jet fighters strafing rebel troops has brought_home to all_of us the stark , blunt truth of what it means to have a Russian military base 90 miles away from home .(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
He possessed the fighter pilot 's horror of bad_weather and instrument_flying , and he wondered , if the ceiling did drop , whether he and the other flights would be able to find their way back in_this unfamiliar territory .
[ noun ] someone who fights for a cause
Used in print(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
His problem then became one of restraining the American fighters who wanted to clean_out the Vermejo by force immediately .