[ noun ] the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
Used in print(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
Trig and a very black colored boy from Detroit had killed or put out_of action ten guerrillas by grenades and hand-to-hand fighting .
[ adjective ] (military) engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
"on active duty" "the platoon is combat-ready" "review the fighting forces"
Used in print(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
A man can be an effective fighting machine throughout the incubation_period of most infectious_diseases .
[ adjective ] engaged in war
"belligerent (or warring) nations" "a fighting war"
Used in print(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
The Rebs were , to a Massachusetts corporal , `` fighting madmen or not men at_all but whiskey + gunpowder put into a human frame '' .