bonspiel

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Dutch bond (league) and Dutch spel (game).

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Noun[edit]

bonspiel (plural bonspiels)

  1. A tournament in the sport of curling.
    • 1815, Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering - ... and he never took his ee aff them, or said another word, or gave another glance at the bonspiel, though there was the finest fun amang the curlers ever was seen;...