One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the Baron was killed in a duel’
affair of honour, mano-a-mano, single combat
fight, battle, clash, encounter, confrontation, head-to-head
informal face-off, shoot-out
archaic field meeting, duello, judicial duel, rencounter, meeting, meeting for satisfaction of honour
2‘the snooker duel got under way in earnest’
contest, competition, match, game, event, fixture, meet
battle, fight, clash, encounter, engagement
1‘they duelled with swords’
fight a duel
fight, clash, battle, combat, contend
archaic go out
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