from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A curling match or tournament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tournament in the sport of curling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A curling match between clubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A match between two opposite parties, as two parishes, at archery, golf, curling, etc.: now generally restricted to the last-mentioned game.
Probably Dutch *bonspel, league game : bon, league, perhaps from bonne, precinct of a city + spel, game, from Middle Dutch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
possibly from Dutch bond ("league") and Dutch spel ("game") (Wiktionary)