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Definition of duel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    duel

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈduəl//
     
     
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  1. 1a formal fight with weapons between two people, used in the past to settle a disagreement, especially over a matter of honor to fight/win a duel to challenge someone to a duel
  2. 2a competition or struggle between two people or groups a verbal duel
duel verb [intransitive]
 
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The two men dueled to the death.