- a person who participates in a duel.
Also especially British, du·el·list.
Origin of duelist
Also called du·el·er; especially British, du·el·ler.
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Examples from the Web for duellist
But for his repute as a duellist they would have picked a quarrel with the visitor there and then.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
The French ask for a duellist as the English ask for a sportsman.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
The duellist, being very lame, requested that he might have a prop.The Jest Book
As a duellist he had acquired who had fallen at his hands; but they were many.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
That Carlo Ammiani had slunk from a combat with your duellist.Vittoria, Complete
Word Origin and History for duellist
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