Qualified for war; fit for battle.
An host of fighting men.
2 Chron. xxvi. 11.
Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field.
A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.] -- Fighting crab Zool., the fiddler crab. -- Fighting fish Zool., a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights.
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