- Alternative form of duelist.
Variant of duel
- a formal fight between two persons armed with deadly weapons: it is prearranged and witnessed by two others, called seconds, one for each combatant
- any contest or encounter suggesting such a fight, usually between two persons: a verbal duel
Origin of duelMiddle English duelle ; from Medieval Latin duellum ; from Old Latin dvellum (L bellum), war ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dāu-, an unverified form deu-, to injure, destroy, burn from source Sanskrit dū, pain, Old English teona, harm