from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contest in which competitors are eliminated as they fail to spell a given word correctly. Also called spelldown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spelling competition where contestants, usually children, are asked to spell words; the individual or team spelling the most words correctly wins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a spelling match.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as spellingmatch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
From spelling + bee (“gathering, contest”). (Wiktionary)