- a person who participates in a duel.
Also especially British, du·el·list.
Origin of duelist
Also called du·el·er; especially British, du·el·ler.
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Examples from the Web for duelist
The duelist may have many motives, but “honor” cannot be one of them!Her Mother's Secret
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The man he'd just met, Andrew Jackson, was well known as a duelist.Shaman
Van Loo paled slightly; he knew Jack's reputation as a duelist.The Three Partners
The Colonel was impressed; he had a duelist's respect for punctuality.Openings in the Old Trail
When duelist was a hero, and it was an honor to have 'killed your man.'
Word Origin and History for duelist
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