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

  • n. Scots A curling match or tournament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tournament in the sport of curling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A curling match between clubs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Probably Dutch *bonspel, league game : bon, league, perhaps from bonne, precinct of a city + spel, game, from Middle Dutch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
possibly from Dutch bond ("league") and Dutch spel ("game") (Wiktionary)



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