Synonyms for duel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUEL
We not only have no right to endanger another's life by a duel, but we have no right to endanger our own.
It was simply a question of days, this duel as to which should go off first.
I remember that during the night preceding the duel I did not sleep a single moment.
The ledge was covered with fine sand, as if on purpose for a duel.
Meanwhile the duel between the Gneisenau and Inflexible had been going on.
In the winter, for being second in a duel, he was sent to the Bastille.
The count was spinning a pigeon English yarn of how he'd fought a duel with rapiers.
You remember the duel that was fought in consequence, Monsieur de Lesperon?
If there were no way even now of avoiding this duel, at least it must remain secret.
But on his side also he entered upon the duel with all caution and wariness.
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum "combat between two persons," by association with Latin duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of "one-on-one combat" on fancied connection with duo "two."