One that competes with another, as in sports or business; a rival.
The definition of a contender is a person or team that is competing and has a chance at winning.
A contest, or match
One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect:
A person who defies
Find another word for challenger. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for challenger, like: competitor, contender, competition, rival, darer, defier, disputer and middleweight.