from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who fights, such as a soldier or boxer.
- n. A fast, maneuverable combat aircraft used to engage enemy aircraft.
- n. A pugnacious, unyielding, or determined person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who fights, a combatant.
- n. A warrior; fighting soldier.
- n. A pugnacious, competitive person.
- n. A class of fixed-wing aircraft whose primary purpose is that of shooting down other aircraft. Some of these (Fighter-Attack or Attack aircraft) also have a secondary purpose of attacking ground targets.
- n. A boxer or participant in any martial art.
- n. A game with a focus on physical combat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
- n. A boxer; a pugilist.
- n. 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.
- n. 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-bomberaircraft that perform both functions also are used.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fights; a combatant; especially, one who is disposed to fight, or who fights well.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who fights for a cause
- n. someone who fights (or is fighting)
- n. a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
Hillary as a fighter is a good campaigner but Hillary as a fighter would make a lousy President because you can't get anything done by fighting and leaning on people all of the time.
To go on those ups and downs and to take on the character of the fighter is a delicious challenge.
But I'll tell you this, sir, that those units that have been extended here for 15 months, I applaud what their commanders and senior non-commissioned officers have done, because they've implemented what we refer to as a fighter management program, which provides for the maximum extent possible every bit of rest and recovery we possibly can for our troopers before we push them back out in the streets.
A better legacy for her would be a graceful departure from the campaign, but her desire to be a "fighter" is too ingrained.
As an aside, that reminds me of an excellent post I read today over at Shakesville written by Melissa McEwan where it's mentioned how kick-ass the female characters have become in fighter-arcade style games.
Just remember, in todays world one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist!
Hearing such a revelation from the mouth of a British fighter is akin to discovering Bob Dylan wants to trade his acoustic guitar for a sampler.
Usually one fighter is slightly strong and lasts a little longer.
I could even hear the jet fighter from the US air base near the Japanese factory fly overhead during the conference.
It seems were down to just  Two companies anyway, in fighter manufacturing and with all the cost of their fighting for the same contracts they would think of a join venturing.