med·​al·​ist | \ ˈme-dᵊl-ist \
variants: or medallist

Definition of medalist

1 : a designer, engraver, or maker of medals
2 : a recipient of a medal as an award

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The other co-medalist, Andrew O’Leary of Pawtucket CC — at 18, the youngest golfer in the tournament — went perfect on the day as the No. Mia Berry,, "Top seed eliminated in the round of 16 at the Mass. Amateur," 12 July 2018 The 21-year-old runner from Kalamazoo, Mich., led the field from beginning to end, with silver medalist, Indiana’s Andrew Peterson, finishing more than a minute and a half later, with a time of 18:07.10. Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "As a new Special Olympics USA Games men’s 5,000m champ is crowned, a rivalry blooms," 2 July 2018 Reggie ‘Vicky the Viking’ Walsh An actual Olympic medalist, Reggie Walsh (Marianna Palka) dreams up the role of Liberty Belle for herself. Judy Berman, New York Times, "What to Remember Before ‘GLOW’ Comes Back for Season 2," 25 June 2018 On Friday night, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, who represented the United States in 2012 and 2016, headlined a card and Showtime telecast with her bout against Hanna Gabriels in Detroit. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "She has two title belts and her own TV deal. Meet the new face of women's boxing," 24 June 2018 Chelimo and Tanui are Olympic silver medalists, Chelimo in the 5,000 and Tanui in the 10,000. Ken Goe,, "King Cheserek returns to Hayward for tonight's Pre two-mile: Oregon track & field rundown," 25 May 2018 Junior Mike Blasey, the A-10’s individual medalist, tied for 61st with a 220, Jack Lang was 64th with a 221, Hoke Carlton tied for 72nd with a 230 and Michael Freeman tied for 74th with a 234. charlotteobserver, "Davidson wraps up 1st NCAA golf tournament | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 North Central 1,325 Co-medalists and top local individual: 1. Aurora Beacon-News, "West Suburban Local Scoreboard for Monday, May 7," 6 May 2018 Co-medalists: Jacob Krugman, Lake Forest; Joe Vath, Carthage (Wis.), 70 each. Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Thursday, April 26," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of medalist

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of medalist

: a person who receives or wins a medal

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