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single combat

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noun
  1. combat between two persons.
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Origin of single combat

First recorded in 1600–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

bout, shootout, joust, engagement, challenge, fencing

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Historical Examples

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

    Heimskringla

    Snorri Sturlason

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

    Erling the Bold

    R.M. Ballantyne