Definition of giant-killer in English:

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giant-killer

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noun

A person or team that defeats a seemingly much more powerful opponent.
Example sentences
  • Rugby's capacity for throwing up cup giant-killers is notoriously rare.
  • It was giant-killers to giants in just four days for Livingston, and after six minutes they could well have been slain.
  • But although these clubs play in a higher level than the rest, there is absolutely no guarantee that the lower sides will not become giant-killers.

Derivatives

giant-killing

noun
Example sentences
  • Amateurs and professionals will be striving to gain this prestigious crown that unites the game's elite and grassroots players with giant-killing on everyone's mind.
  • The dream of giant-killing was quickly shattered.
  • With the Russian game on December 3, and with no expectations against the others, it could set them up for a spot of giant-killing.
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