single combat


noun

combat between two persons.

Origin of single combat

First recorded in 1600–10
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Examples from the Web for single combat

  • In the territory there was a man called Alfin, who was a great champion and single-combat man.

    Erling the Bold|R.M. Ballantyne
  • In her territory there was a man called Alfvine, who was a great champion and single-combat man.

    Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason