DUEL, n. [L.]

1. Single combat; a premeditated combat between two persons, for the purpose of deciding some private difference or quarrel. A sudden fight, not premeditated, is called a rencounter. A duel is fought with deadly weapons and with a purpose to take life.

2. Any contention or contest.

DUEL, v.i. To fight in single combat.

DUEL, v.t. To attack or fight singly.