bonspiel

bonspiel

[bon-speel]
noun
a competition or meet in curling at which teams from several clubs or districts compete with one another.

Origin:
1555–65; Scots dial., perhaps < Dutch or Low German; compare Dutch spel game, play (Middle Dutch, cognate with Old High German spil, German Spiel); identity of first element uncertain

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bonspiel (ˈbɒnˌspiːl, -spəl)
 
n
a curling match
 
[C16: probably from Low German; compare Flemish bonespel children's game; see spiel]

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