- n a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
- n any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
- v fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters
- Senor Benigna Varella, editor of the Madrid royalist journal Monariquia, challenged Author Vicente Blasco Ibanez to a duel for attacking King Alfonso.
- An undeclared and mostly bloodless duel is being fought for the control of Indonesia's 3,000 islands and its 85.
- Mark Goldman EPA It's a once-in-a-decade duel the kind of rare treat that somehow exceeds the hype.
News & Articles
- A's Parker outduels Rangers' Darvish
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland A's starter Jarrod Parker didn't want to turn Tuesday night's matchup against the Texas Rangers into a personal duel with Yu Darvish.
June 19, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
- In Brief
WASHINGTONImmigration plans duel
June 19, 2013 - Times Leader
- Duel of the Islands All-stars Saturday
Pine Island Little League will be hosting Sanibel Babe Ruth League in the second annual Duel of the Islands All-stars tournament Saturday, June 15, at Phillips Park in Bokeelia.
June 14, 2013 - The Pine Island Eagle
- Paul Pierce in Boston Herald
I wasn't in no personal duel with him,Pierce said. "I didn't even take notice that we were going back and forth."
- Barack Obama in New York Times
I'm ready to duel John McCain on taxes,Mr. Obama said, smiling broadly.
- Kei Igawa in ESPN
I'm looking forward to having a pitching duel with Matsuzaka,Igawa said. "I know the fans there have very high expectations and I'll do my best to live up to them."