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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that challenges: a challenger of established authority.
  • n. Sports One who competes against the holder of a title or championship, as in boxing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who challenges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who challenges.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who challenges or defies another to a duel or contest of any kind.
  • n. An objector; one who calls in question.
  • n. A claimant; one who demands something as of right.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the contestant you hope to defeat


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