veteran noun

1 sb who has served in the army, navy, etc.

ADJ. war | army, navy | retired | disabled, wounded | Vietnam, World War Two, etc.

PREP. ~ of a veteran of World War Two

2 sb with long experience of an activity, etc.

ADJ. seasoned He's the seasoned veteran, who has taken the children to the museum many times. | industry

VETERAN + NOUN campaigner, leader, politician

PREP. ~ of a veteran of numerous political campaigns