fighter aircraft

a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
Syn: ↑fighter, ↑attack aircraft
Derivationally related forms: ↑fight (for: ↑fighter)
Hypernyms: ↑airplane, ↑aeroplane, ↑plane, ↑warplane, ↑military plane
Hyponyms: ↑interceptor, ↑kamikaze, ↑stealth fighter

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