Also especially British, med·al·list.
Origin of medalist
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Examples from the Web for medalist
Ryan Lochte Dabbles in Fashion Design: The swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist's fashion design career is gaining steam.Kristen Stewart Named Face of Chanel; Ryan Lochte Dabbles in Fashion Design
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December 11, 2013
The Olympic medalist posted the video on Twitter, where he has almost 2.5 million followers.Olympian Tom Daley: I’m Bisexual
December 2, 2013
Charles Combe died; an eminent English physician and critic, and highly distinguished as a medalist.
Benedetto Pistrucci, medalist to the queen of England, died at Windsor, aged 73.
John Foy Vaillant, a celebrated French physician, medalist and traveler, died.
William Wyon, a celebrated British medalist and die sinker, died at Brighton, aged 57.
Word Origin and History for medalist
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