Meaning of TOURNAMENT in English

TOURNAMENT

n. 1 any contest of skill between a number of competitors, esp. played in heats (chess tournament; tennis tournament). 2 a display of military exercises etc. (Royal Tournament). 3 hist. a a pageant in which jousting with blunted weapons took place. b a meeting for jousting between single knights for a prize etc.

[ ME f. OF torneiement f. torneier TOURNEY ]

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