Also especially British, med·al·list.
Origin of medalist
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Related Wordshero, champion, champ, first, medalist, winner, challenger, defender, king, top, queen, conqueror, subjugator, vanquisher, victor, patron, nonpareil, exponent, partisan, sympathizer
Examples from the Web for medalist
Ryan Lochte Dabbles in Fashion Design: The swimmer and 11-time Olympic medalist's fashion design career is gaining steam.Kristen Stewart Named Face of Chanel; Ryan Lochte Dabbles in Fashion Design
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December 11, 2013
The Olympic medalist posted the video on Twitter, where he has almost 2.5 million followers.Olympian Tom Daley: I’m Bisexual
December 2, 2013
Charles Combe died; an eminent English physician and critic, and highly distinguished as a medalist.
Benedetto Pistrucci, medalist to the queen of England, died at Windsor, aged 73.
John Foy Vaillant, a celebrated French physician, medalist and traveler, died.
William Wyon, a celebrated British medalist and die sinker, died at Brighton, aged 57.
Word Origin and History for medalist
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