Pronunciation: (dOO'ul, dyOO'-), [key]
—n., v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
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.
to fight in a duel.
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