dogfighter


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dog·fight

 (dôg′fīt′, dŏg′-)
n.
1.
a. A violent fight between or as if between dogs.
b. An illegal, organized fight between dogs, arranged for spectator entertainment and betting.
2. An aerial battle between fighter planes.
v. dog·fought, dog·fight·ing, dog·fights
v.intr.
1. To arrange illegal dogfights.
2. To engage in a dogfight.
v.tr.
To engage in a dogfight with.

dog′fight′er n.
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Noun1.dogfighter - a fighter pilot who engages in an aerial dogfights
fighter pilot - a military or naval pilot of fighter planes
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