1. Qualified for war; fit for battle. An host of fighting men. (2 Chron. Xxvi. 11)
2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle.
(Science: zoology) fighting crab, a remarkably pugnacious East indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights.