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
final + -ist (Wiktionary)