prize·win·ner | \ˈprīz-ˌwi-nər \

Definition of prizewinner 

: a winner of a prize

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Some Oscar winners are chosen by RCV, as are prizewinners at the World Science Fiction Convention. The Economist, "In praise of ranked-choice voting," 14 June 2018 Following Madame Curie’s Nobel Prize, a 60-year drought of female laureates lasted until 1963, when the University of California at San Diego’s Maria Goeppert Mayer became the second and, to date, only other female physics prizewinner. Brian Keating, WIRED, "There's Nothing Noble about Science’s Nobel Prize Gender Gap," 27 May 2018 Yet without a figurehead comparable to the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist leader and a Nobel prizewinner, Uighurs have struggled to raise international awareness of their plight. The Economist, "China is trying to prevent the formation of a vocal Uighur diaspora," 28 Mar. 2018 The greatest gender gap was found in the laboratories of the 22 male Nobel prizewinners, where male postdoctorates outnumber women three to one. Roger Highfield, Newsweek, "The Maths Behind the Simpsons' Women," 13 Sep. 2014 The physics prizewinners broke records about time in a different way. The Economist, "The 2017 Nobel science prizesBody clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure," 5 Oct. 2017 Since prizewinners come from all over the world, that is a good thing. The Economist, "The 2017 Nobel science prizesBody clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure," 5 Oct. 2017 An Apopka woman is the latest top prizewinner in the $1,000 a week for life scratch-off game, the Florida lottery announced Tuesday. Susan Jacobson,, "Apopka woman wins $1,000 a week for life in new Florida lottery game," 8 Aug. 2017 Along with returning veterans, the ensemble's younger players — 21 and up — are indeed laureates, prizewinners who need the right platform to help them toward the next career step. Rick Schultz,, "The iPalpiti festival: 20 years of peace through music," 19 July 2017

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circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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: someone or something that wins a prize

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