duel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “duel” in the English Dictionary

"duel" in British English

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uk   /ˈdjuː.əl/  us   /ˈduː.əl/
[C] a ​formalfight in the past, using ​guns or swords, ​arranged between two ​people as a way of ​deciding an ​argument: The two men fought a duel over the ​lady. The ​composer Strauss was ​once challenged to a duel. [C usually singular] a ​difficultcompetition in which both ​sides show a lot of ​effort: The two ​boxers are locked in a duel for the ​championshiptitle.
verb [I] uk   us   (plural UK -ll- or US -l-)
noun [U] mainly UK (US usually dueling) uk   us   /-ə.lɪŋ/
the ​activity of ​fighting duels
noun [C] mainly UK (US usually duelist) uk   us   /-əl.ɪst/
(Definition of duel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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duelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdu·əl/
a ​formalfight, using ​guns or swords (= ​weapons with ​long, ​sharpblades), ​arranged esp. in the past between two ​people to ​decide an ​argument
(Definition of duel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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