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duel

[ doo-uhl, dyoo- ]
/ 藞du 蓹l, 藞dyu- /
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noun
a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, especially to settle a private quarrel.
any contest between two persons or parties.
verb (used with or without object), du路eled, du路el路ing or (especially British) du路elled, du路el路ling.
to fight in a duel.
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Origin of duel

1585鈥95; earlier duell<Medieval Latin duellum,Latin: earlier form of bellum war, probably maintained and given sense 鈥渄uel鈥 by association with Latin duotwo

OTHER WORDS FROM duel

du路el路is路tic; especially British, du路el路lis路tic, adjectiveoutduel, verb (used with object), out路du路eled, out路du路el路ing or (especially British) out路du路elled, out路du路el路ling.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH duel

dual, duel
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British Dictionary definitions for duel

duel
/ (藞dju藧蓹l) /

noun
a prearranged combat with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of seconds and traditionally fought until one party was wounded or killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honour
a contest or conflict between two persons or parties
verb duels, duelling or duelled or US duels, dueling or dueled (intr)
to fight in a duel
to contest closely

Derived forms of duel

dueller or duellist, noun

Word Origin for duel

C15: from Medieval Latin duellum, from Latin, poetical variant of bellum war; associated by folk etymology with Latin duo two
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