battler


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bat·tle

 (băt′l)
n.
1.
a. An encounter between opposing forces: an important battle in the Pacific campaign.
b. Armed fighting; combat: wounded in battle.
2. A match between two combatants: trial by battle.
3.
a. A protracted controversy or struggle: won the battle of the budget.
b. An intense competition: a battle of wits.
v. bat·tled, bat·tling, bat·tles
v.intr.
To engage in or as if in battle.
v.tr.
To fight against: battled the enemy; battled cancer.

[Middle English batel, from Old French bataille, from Vulgar Latin *battālia, from Late Latin battuālia, fighting and fencing exercises, from Latin battuere, to beat.]

bat′tler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battler - someone who fights (or is fighting)battler - someone who fights (or is fighting)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
defender, withstander - a fighter who holds out against attack
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
brawler - a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
butter - a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
fencer, swordsman - someone skilled at fencing
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
gouger - an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecock - someone who is a very fierce fighter
mauler - a fighter who batters the opponent; "Jack Dempsey was called a mauler"
skirmisher - someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
tough, street fighter - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
Translations

battler

[ˈbætlər] nbattant(e) m/f
References in classic literature ?
With a shrill scream she ran toward the battlers who were rolling in a great mass at the foot of one of the huge boulders which dotted the grove; but what could she do?
Weld wasn't present, but his representative, `Whacker' O'Brien, ventured: "He is a good battler and stays well.
Blackburn's midfield battler had a cartilage 'scope' before undergoing minor surgery.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Kevin Keegan has warned midfield battler Joey Barton he still has a few lessons to learn before he can be regarded as the finished article.
Syndicate spokesman Stan Martin, a refurbishment contractor from Nuneaton, said: "We've had the horse three years now and he's given us all a lot of fun as he's such a battler and really sticks his head out."
Last week I was recommending taking the 9-2, this time I still think 7-2 represents a fair price about toppling Montjeu - and I suggest you get a bit because he is a battler, and come the roughhouse of Longchamp that's the sort of ally you need.
The underdog is too much of a battler to write off completely, though, so backing Williams at such a short price looks too risky.
The Bathgate battler shot a 67 to finish on 287 in the AXA Challenge Tour Grand Final - and that was enough to give him 14th spot in the Order of Merit and a place back on the big European Tour next year.
The tenacious battler opens against 1998 champion Mark Williams.
He is a tremendous battler, he really gets his head down and tries," said winning jockey Frankie Dettori.
NEW ring sensation Usman Hussein survived a near fatal illness as an infant so he has always been a battler.
Johnston, sporting a natty tartan waistcoat under his traditional Royal Ascot top hat and tails, said: "What a battler and jockey Jason Weaver has given Bijou D'Inde a magnificent ride.