Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “duel”

duel

noun [C]    /ˈdu·əl/
a formal fight, using guns or swords (= weapons with long, sharp blades), arranged esp. in the past between two people to decide an argument
(Definition of duel noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of duel

Definitions of “duel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

touch

an ability to do things in the stated, especially positive, way

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More