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Meaning of duel

du•el

Pronunciation: (d'ul, dy'-), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
—n.
  1. a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, esp. to settle a private quarrel.
  2. any contest between two persons or parties.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to fight in a duel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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