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semifinalist

[sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l ɪst, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun, Sports.
1.
a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; semifinal + -ist, on the model of finalist
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