[ doo-uh-list, dyoo- ]
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  1. a person who participates in a duel.

Origin of duelist

First recorded in 1585–95; duel + -ist
  • Also called du·el·er; especially British, du·el·ler.
  • Also especially British, du·el·list .

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How to use duelist in a sentence

  • Their methods, too, were rather those of the duelist than the fighter, and this gave Barrington and Seth some advantage.

    The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
  • Van Loo paled slightly; he knew Jack's reputation as a duelist.

    The Three Partners | Bret Harte
  • Poet, scholar, and crack duelist, his sword was as mighty as his pen.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man | Marie Saltus
  • He was a duelist of national fame, in those days when the border duels were fought with knife instead of pistol.

  • Hawke bowed gravely with the air of a satisfied duelist, and then carelessly swept the check and notes into his breast pocket.

    A Fascinating Traitor | Richard Henry Savage