- a person who participates in a duel.
Origin of duelist
Related Words for duelistwarrior, champion, mercenary, assailant, militant, soldier, boxer, combatant, opponent, tanker, warlord, heavy, competitor, bully, rival, belligerent, contender, pugilist, aggressor, antagonist
Examples from the Web for duelist
Historical Examples of 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.'