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duelist

[ doo-uh-list, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu ə lɪst, ˈdyu- /
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noun

a person who participates in a duel.

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Also especially British, du·el·list .
Also called du·el·er; especially British, du·el·ler.

Origin of duelist

First recorded in 1585–95; duel + -ist
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