from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various meets at which contests are held to test the skill of the competitors, as in equestrianship, gymnastics, or sports car racing.
- n. The place where such an event is held.
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- n. A competition where riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes.
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- n. a meet at which riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes
Probably alteration (influenced by gymnastics) of Hindi geṁd-khānā, racket court : geṁd, ball (of Dravidian origin) + khānā, house (from Persian khāna, variant of khān; see khan2).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)