duel NOUN 1) historical a pre-arranged contest with deadly weapons between two people to settle a point of honour. 2) a contest between two parties.
VERB (duelled, duelling; US dueled, dueling) fight a duel.
DERIVATIVES dueller (US dueler) noun duellist (US duelist) noun.
ORIGIN Latin duellum, literary form of bellum 'war' .

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