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1. One who has received a medal.
2. Sports The winner at medal play in a golf tournament.
3. One who designs, makes, or collects medals.


(ˈmɛd l ɪst)

1. a person to whom a medal has been awarded.
2. a designer of medals.
Also, esp. Brit.,med′al•list.


a person who wins a medal in a sport, game, performance, etc. See also engraving.
See also: Honors and Regalia
an engraver, designer, or maker of medals. See also honors and regalia.
See also: Engraving
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medalist - someone who has won a medalmedalist - someone who has won a medal    
winner, victor - the contestant who wins the contest
2.medalist - (golf) the winner at medal play of a tournamentmedalist - (golf) the winner at medal play of a tournament
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
golf player, golfer, linksman - someone who plays the game of golf
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Three times he finished as runner-up to 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist Brian Orser in the Canadian men's championships.
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Among those challenging Adams will be Russian Olympic silver medalist Yevgeniya Kolodko and Chinese bronze medalist Lijiao Gong, along with the American duo of Jill Camarena-Williams and Michelle Carter.
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With real-time production monitoring tools, the Agilent Process Control Software can be used by the Agilent Medalist SJ50 automated optical inspection (AOI) system and the Medalist SP50 solder paste inspection system for paste, pre- and post-reflow trends and defect analysis.
Medical-grade films made from Medalist MD-500 Series elastomers are said to eliminate the traditional disadvantages of TPEs in such applications as fluid drainage and storage bags, cushioning bladders and surgical pouches, exhibiting performance that is fully comparable to PVC in processing, bonding, assembly and clinical handling, according to the company.
The two-time Olympic champion, Virgilijus Alekna of Lithuania, faces recent Olympic champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Zoltan Kovago of Hungary and 2008 silver medalist Piotr Malachowski of Poland.
He was medalist at the Southern Section Northern Division individual qualifying tournament at The Alisal River Course in Solvang with a 5-under 67.
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Medalist 8421,8431 and 8451 elastomers can be used for insulation, jacketing and molded fittings and connectors.
The next three finishers from that race - Ryan Wilson, Ronnie Ash and David Payne - will also compete in Pre, along with Ryan Brathwaite of Barbados, gold medalist at last year's World Championships, and four-time silver medalist (two Olympic Games, two World Championships) Terrence Trammell.