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Definitions of duels in various dictionaries:
noun - a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
noun - any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
verb - fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Political debates, often|
|Where seconds count|
|Old sword contests|
|Matters of honor|
|Contests ending in draws?|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|As a university student, Bismarck was a hellion, reportedly engaging in 25 of these with swords|
|You might come upon an old set of pistols designed for these affairs of honor|
|Waightstill Avery in 1787 & Charles Dickinson in 1806 are 2 of about 100 men Jackson faced in these|
|18th C. gunmaker Robert Wogdon made the finest flintlock pistols designed for these affairs of honor|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|Plural form of duel.|
|A contest with deadly weapons arranged between two people in order to settle a point of honour.|
|Fight a duel or duels.|
|fight a duel or duels.|
|a prearranged contest with deadly weapons between two people in order to settle a point of honour.|
A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two people, with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon rules. Duels in this form were chiefly practiced in early modern Europe with precedents in the medieval code of chivalry, and continued into the modern period (19th to early 20th centuries) especially among military officers.|
* During the 17th and 18th centuries (and earlier), duels were mostly fought with swords (the rapier, and later the smallsword), but beginning in the late 18th century in England, duels were more commonly fought using pistols. Fencing and pistol duels continued to co-exist throughout the 19th century.
* The duel was based on a code of honor. Duels were fought not so much to kill the opponent as to gain "satisfaction", that is, to restore one's honor by demonstrating a willingness to risk one's life for it, and as such the tradition of dueling was originally reserved for the male members of nobility; however, in the modern era it extended to those of the