from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who battles or fights; a warrior or contender.
- noun See
- noun One who beats with a bat or battledore.
- noun A bat or beetle.
- noun See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who wages
battleagainst an enemy; a soldier; a general.
- noun Australia, dated An
itinerantworker or unemployed person.
- noun One who who works hard in the face of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
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Against a player for whom the word battler could have been invented - a 28-year-old German who has never won a career singles title and who has never been past the second round of a grand slam tournament - it was only Stosur's ability to take her chances that proved the difference in a tight match.
Irrigate and desecrate, we can always sell telstra and call the battler - mate.
Not known as a battler, Wahl turned heads with his pushing match against The Oilers had a tough enough time beating Keetley with shots but even when they did they seemed to be ringing everything off the iron.
A BUDERIM "battler" has been left devastated by the theft of a car that pulled him from the brink after 11 months of unemployment.
Ms Hartnett said Woods was a "battler" who married at 16 and raised two children as a single parent.
His "battler" reputation can't rehabilitate an unsustainably low strikeout rate (49 in 121 innings), though he will be helped by the Feliz addition.
But on closer inspection, it suggests that the Howardian 'battler' response to Climate Change has now comes full circle - from Kyoto and climate science recalcitrant to reluctant ETS initiator under the gaze of Peter Shergold and back again; as the Man of Steel
An index of job vulnerability to be released today by the Centre of Full Employment and Equity at Newcastle University finds that newer suburbs, including Narre Warren and Pakenham, are set to join older "battler" suburbs in a pattern of disadvantage that will spread further than in previous recessions.
On Thursday Miss Goody's grandfather insisted that she is a 'battler' who will keep fighting in her struggle to beat cancer.
Stacey - I guess it depends on how you define "battler".