[doo-uh-list, dyoo-]
a person who participates in a duel.
Also, especially British, duellist.
Also called dueler;, especially British, dueller.

1585–95; duel + -ist

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duel (ˈdjuːəl)
1.  a prearranged combat with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of seconds and traditionally fought until one party was wounded or killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honour
2.  a contest or conflict between two persons or parties
vb , duels, duelling, duelled, duels, dueling, dueled
3.  to fight in a duel
4.  to contest closely
[C15: from Medieval Latin duellum, from Latin, poetical variant of bellum war; associated by folk etymology with Latin duo two]

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The duellist declined and subsequently was forced to leave the regiment.
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