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Meaning of medalist

med•al•ist

Pronunciation: (med'l-ist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person to whom a medal has been awarded.
  2. (in a golf tournament) the player having the lowest score in a qualifying round scored by strokes.
  3. a designer, engraver, or maker of medals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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