verb (used with or without object), du·eled, du·el·ing or (especially British) du·elled, du·el·ling.
- due diligence,
- due process,
- due process of law,
- due to,
Origin of duel
Examples from the Web for duelling
You know that duelling of any sort is strictly prohibited by the police.An American Girl in Munich|Mabel W. Daniels
He had, with all his acuteness, miscalculated the spirit of duelling.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
Many of the foreign target and duelling pistols of recent manufacture are made breech-loading, and loaded in the manner described.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould
Remember that Onzarians have a tradition of duelling, and you had insulted him.Evil Out of Onzar|Mark Ganes
The duelling pistol has a silver bead front sight, and a big U back sight.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
verb duels, duelling or duelled or US duels, dueling or dueled (intr)
Word Origin for duel
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum "combat between two persons," by association with Latin duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of "one-on-one combat" on fancied connection with duo "two."
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.