What is Veteran ?
Veteran is (noun) 1. a member of the armed forces who has fought in a war The veterans visited war graves on the 50th anniversary of the battle. 2. a person who has a lot of experience He is a veteran of many takeover bids. (adj) who has a lot of experience She’s a veteran war correspondent. The veteran American film director died this week.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level