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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A contestant in the final session of a competition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Somebody or something that appears in the final stage of a competition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of the players who meet in the final round of a tournament in which the losers in any round do not play again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition

Etymologies

final +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

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