duelling duelling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
  2. (n) any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
  3. (v) fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Even under Kaiser Wilhelm's regime, grudge duelling, as distinct from the formalized slashing bouts of the corps students, was against the law and seriously punished.
  2. He did his best, but when his part in a duelling scrape got him transferred from the Uhlans to a far-off infantry garrison he began to go downhill.

News

  1. Love for 8 Wash: Former President of SPUR Jim Chappell...

    Former President of SPUR Jim Chappell endorsed the much-maligned 8 Washington project's ballot initiative as an opportunity to create more jobs, more parks and more housing in San Francisco. As you recall, the project will now be featured as duelling...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Curbed SF

  2. Thomas Del Mar Ltd to offer a rare pair of cased Napoleonic Duelling Pistols

    A rare pair of cased Duelling Pistols by London maker John Twigg circa 1785. LONDON .- A rare pair of cased Duelling Pistols by London maker John Twigg circa 1785 which belonged to Captain Coghlan of the Royal Navy are expected to fetch £10,000-14,000 when offered for sale in Thomas Del Mar Ltd ’s auction of Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria which will be held at 25 Blythe Road, London W14 on ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Art Daily

Quotes

  1. "Cahill burgled my house many years ago -- he stole the gold disc for Duelling Banjos"," Boorman said. "I followed his career rather closely after that."
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: John Boorman Source: Reuters India

  2. He "could have been found", Johns wrote, "in any RFC mess during those great days of 1917 and 1918 when . . . air duelling was a fine art".
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: W. E. Johns Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Melbourne: "Playing for the country and the cap is the ultimate honour and its value should never be diminished. Test cricket is unique. In no other team sport do you have players duelling it out for 30 hours over five days in conditions that become...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Ian Healy Source: Hindu

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