Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words

single combat

combat between two persons.
Origin of single combat
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for single combat
Historical Examples
  • Forcing Ludmilla into a trance, Tchernomor meets Russlan in single combat.

  • In the course of it, Pantauchus challenged Pyrrhus to single combat.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • At last he found him, shouted defiance at him, and defied him to meet him in single combat.

  • Such a man was not fit to encounter the terrible Rowski in single combat.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He has been seen to give battle to three pugnacious bull elk at once, and has killed numbers of them in single combat.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • "We strike but little, nowadays, in single combat," the maitre d'armes said.

  • If I were a man, she stormed, and the emperor had offered me such an insult, I would have called him out to single combat.

  • This was to settle the matter by single combat between the kings.

  • While he lives luxuriously, and hands about gold cups—hundred-pounders—to his guests, you are sustaining wounds in single combat.

  • Men who die in single combat he styles 'martyrs of the Devil.'

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for single combat

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for single

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for single combat