Part of speech: adjective

Contending in fight; combative.

Part of speech: noun

One engaged in combat.

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Usage examples "combatant":

  1. It was on the last train that I realized to the full of its bitterness the brutality of war as it bludgeons the heart of the non- combatant. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
  2. Our object was not to let him relapse into intoxication, to rouse the hero's strength and courage from their slumber, render him for love's sake a fellow- combatant in the common cause. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. One royal warrior, wide- eyed, was the combatant of the chariot. - "The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge)", Unknown.