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[fahy-ter] /ˈfaɪ tər/

a boxer; pugilist.
Military. an aircraft designed to seek out and destroy enemy aircraft in the air and to protect bomber aircraft.
a person who , struggles, resists, etc.
a person with the will, courage, determination, ability, or disposition to , struggle, resist, etc.
an animal, as a dog, trained to or having the disposition to .
a person who fights, esp a professional boxer
a person who has determination
(military) an armed aircraft designed for destroying other aircraft

Old English feohtere; agent noun from fight (v.). Cf. German Fechter. Meaning “fast military airplane used for combat” is from 1917.

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