com·bat·ant /kəmˈbætṇt ||ˈkɑmbətənt/
Com·bat·ant a. Contending; disposed to contend.
Com·bat·ant, n. One who engages in combat. IN military use, opposed to noncombatant. “The mighty combatants.”
A controversy which long survived the original combatants. --Macaulay
adj : engaging in or ready for combat
n : someone who fights (or is fighting) [syn: battler, belligerent,