semifinalist

[ sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l ɪst, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

noun Sports.

a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal.

Nearby words

  1. semidurables,
  2. semiellipse,
  3. semielliptical,
  4. semievergreen,
  5. semifinal,
  6. semifinished,
  7. semifitted,
  8. semiflexible,
  9. semiflexion,
  10. semifloating

Origin of semifinalist

1920–25; semifinal + -ist, on the model of finalist

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British Dictionary definitions for semifinalist

semifinalist

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst) /

noun

a player or team taking part in a semifinal
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