single combat

combat between two persons.

1600–10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
The early samurai leaders idealized single combat, preferably fought on horseback with a bow and arrow.
At length both hosts agreed that the brothers should decide their quarrel by single combat.
He prevailed, miraculously, without the loss of a single combat casualty.
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