Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A curling match or tournament.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A match between two opposite parties, as two parishes, at archery, golf, curling, etc.: now generally restricted to the last-mentioned game.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A curling match between clubs.

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  • noun Scotland, Canada A tournament in the sport of curling.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably Dutch *bonspel, league game : bon, league, perhaps from bonne, precinct of a city + spel, game, from Middle Dutch.]

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possibly from Dutch bond ("league") and Dutch spel ("game")

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  • A match in the sport of curling is a bonspiel.

    December 26, 2007