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 for fighter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fighter \Fight"er\ (f[imac]t"[~e]r), n. [AS. feohtere.]
     1. One who fights; a combatant; a warrior. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A boxer; a pugilist.
     3. 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.
     4. (Mil.) 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-bomber aircraft that
        perform both functions also are used.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who fights (or is fighting) [syn: combatant,
           battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper]
      2: a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy
         enemy aircraft in the air [syn: fighter, fighter
         aircraft, attack aircraft]
      3: someone who fights for a cause [syn: champion, fighter,
         hero, paladin]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "fighter":
     Chinese boxer, bantamweight, battler, belligerent, belted knight,
     bickerer, black belt, blade, boxer, bravo, brawler, brown belt,
     bruiser, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, contender,
     contestant, disputant, duelist, enforcer, featherweight, fencer,
     feuder, fighting cock, fighting man, fisticuffer, flyweight,
     foilsman, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, hatchet man,
     heavyweight, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, jouster, karate expert,
     knight, light heavyweight, lightweight, man-at-arms, middleweight,
     militant, palooka, plug-ugly, prizefighter, pug, pugilist,
     quarreler, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, sabreur,
     savate expert, scrapper, scuffler, serviceman, sparrer, squabbler,
     strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swaddy,
     swashbuckler, sweat, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, thug, tilter,
     tough, tussler, warrior, welterweight, wrangler

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