Also especially British, med·al·list.
Origin of medalist
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Examples from the Web for medallist
One, a Crimean medallist, a defender of Kars, was down with fever badly.Albania
E. F. Knight
The final outcome of stiacciato is the art of the medallist.Donatello</p>
David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
But remembering the medallist of the year before, Razumov, the young man of no parentage, was sobered.Under Western Eyes
Tired of the sea, for awhile he obtained employment with a medallist, where his skill as an engraver stood him in good stead.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
Mantegna's own genius has inspired this masterpiece, which tradition assigns to the medallist Sperando Maglioli.
- a designer, maker, or collector of medals
- mainly sport a winner or recipient of a medal or medals
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Word Origin and History for medallist
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