med·​al·​ist | \ ˈme-dᵊl-ist How to pronounce medalist (audio) \
variants: or medallist

Definition of medalist

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

Examples of medalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Muir won a bronze medal in the 1,500 meters at worlds and was silver medalist at the 2021 Olympics. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Sep. 2022 Charlie Keith, McNicholas – Keith was the medalist in a match victory over Milford. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 10 Sep. 2022 Two of them were professional athletes; one was a silver medalist. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2022 Marie-Philip Poulin: The former Boston University forward is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Tyler Foy,, 25 Aug. 2022 Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist who broke records as a champion swimmer. William Earl, Variety, 18 Aug. 2022 Stewart, 27, is already a two-time Olympic gold medalist and helped lead the U.S. to gold medals in the 2014 and 2018 world championships. Kels Dayton, Hartford Courant, 16 Aug. 2022 Addisu Yihune was the gold medalist with a time of 14:03.05. oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 Crouser is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and owns 25 of the 50 top throws all time, a nod to both his astonishing consistency and longevity. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of medalist

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Sep 2022

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“Medalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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