Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 726 (Combatant)

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#726. Combatant. -- N. combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival[obs]; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper[obs], swashbuckler fire eater, duelist, bully, bludgeon man, rough.

prize fighter, pugilist, boxer, bruiser, the fancy, gladiator, athlete, wrestler; fighting-cock, game-cock; .

warrior, soldier, fighting man, Amazon, man at arms, armigerent[obs]; campaigner, veteran; swordsman, sabreur[obs], redcoat, military man, Rajput.

armed force, troops, soldiery, military forces, sabaoth[obs], the army, standing army, regulars, the line, troops of the line, militia, yeomanry, volunteers, trainband, fencible[obs]; auxiliary, bersagliere[obs], brave; garde-nationale, garde-royale[Fr]; minuteman [Am. Hist.]; auxiliary forces, reserve forces; reserves, posse comitatus[Lat], national guard, gendarme, beefeater; guards, guardsman; yeomen of the guard, life guards, household troops.

janissary; myrmidon; Mama, Mameluke; spahee[obs], spahi[obs], Cossack, Croat, Pandoz.

irregular, guerilla, partisan, condottiere[obs]; franctireur[Fr], tirailleur[obs], bashi-bazouk; vietminh[guerilla organization names: list], vietcong; shining path; contras; huk, hukbalahap.

mercenary, soldier of fortune; hired gun, gunfighter, gunslinger; bushwhacker, free lance, companion; Hessian.

hit man[criminals specializing in violence: see bad man], torpedo, soldier.

levy, draught; Landwehr[Ger], Landsturm[Ger]; conscript, recruit, cadet, raw levies.

infantry, infantryman, private, private soldier, foot soldier; Tommy Atkins[obs], rank and file, peon, trooper, sepoy[obs], legionnaire, legionary, cannon fodder, food for powder; officer &c. (commander) 745; subaltern, ensign, standard bearer; spearman, pikeman[obs]; spear bearer; halberdier[obs], lancer; musketeer, carabineer[obs], rifleman, jager[Ger], sharpshooter, yager[obs], skirmisher; grenadier, fusileer[obs]; archer, bowman.

horse and foot; horse soldier; cavalry, horse, artillery, horse artillery, light horse, voltigeur[Fr], uhlan,mounted rifles, dragoon, hussar; light dragoon, heavy dragoon; heavy; cuirassier[Fr]; Foot Guards, Horse Guards.

gunner, cannoneer, bombardier, artilleryman[obs], matross[obs]; sapper, sapper and miner; engineer; light infantry, rifles,chasseur[Fr], zouave; military train, coolie.

army, corps d'armee[Fr], host, division, battalia[obs], column, wing, detachment, garrison, flying column, brigade, regiment, corps, battalion, sotnia[obs], squadron, company, platoon, battery, subdivision, section, squad; piquet, picket, guard, rank, file; legion, phalanx, cohort; cloud of skirmishers.

war horse, charger, destrier.

marine, man-of-war's man &c. (sailor) 269; navy, wooden walls, naval forces, fleet, flotilla, armada, squadron.

[ships of war] man-of-war; destroyer; submarine; minesweeper; torpedo- boat, torpedo-destroyer; patrol torpedo boat, PT boat; torpedo-catcher, war castle, H.M.S.; battleship, battle wagon, dreadnought, line of battle ship, ship of the line; aircraft carrier, carrier. flattop[coll.]; helicopter carrier; missile platform, missile boat; ironclad, turret ship, ram, monitor, floating battery; first-rate, frigate, sloop of war, corvette, gunboat, bomb vessel; flagship, guard ship, cruiser; armored cruiser, protected cruiser; privateer.

[supporting ships] tender; store ship, troop ship; transport, catamaran; merchant marine.