giant-killer

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Peter Paul Rubens, David Slaying Goliath (1616), Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, United States. The painting depicts the biblical story (1 Samuel 17) of young David, the future king of Israel, killing the giant Philistine warrior Goliath.

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giant-killer ‎(plural giant-killers)

  1. Someone or something, especially a sports team, that defeats a larger and superior opponent.

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