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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Where to cool off: List of Indianapolis-area pools and splash pads The issue is at the forefront again with the drowning death of the 19-month-old daughter of Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Here's what you need to know to prevent drownings," 13 June 2018 Clinton was introduced by former secretary of state and 2001 medalist Madeleine Albright, and engaged in a conversation onstage with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Clinton declares 'crisis in our democracy,' as Harvard gives her a medal," 25 May 2018 Most people opt for the half, but a hardy 200 or so, including top Kenyan runners like 2016 Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge go for the full, which double-backs along the same route. Rachel Levin, WSJ, "The Toughest Half-Marathon You’ll Want to Plan a Trip Around," 3 July 2018 The two-time 2016 Olympic gold medalist is a 12-time All-America honoree, six-time NCAA champion and 12-time Big Ten champion., "Woodbine's Kyle Snyder is first Big Ten athlete to repeat as conference Male Athlete of the Year," 28 June 2018 Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall announced she’s been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer., "Astros punish Ken Giles by sending him to Triple A," 12 July 2018 Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Randall announced on social media. Jenna West,, "Olympic Gold Medalist Skier Kikkan Randall Diagnosed With Breast Cancer," 11 July 2018 Fresh off his eighth-grade year at Les Bois Junior High, Walker left Idaho in 2014 to play on an elite youth hockey team for two-time NHL Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Adam Foote. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "He grew up on Idaho's rinks. Now he's fighting for a spot in the NHL.," 29 June 2018 Among those who have said they were molested by Nassar at the ranch and at other locations under the guise of medical care are Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Walker County officials, Texas Rangers to discuss Karolyi Ranch investigation at press conference," 28 June 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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