a competition or meet in curling at which teams from several clubs or districts compete with one another.

Origin of bonspiel

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a curling match

Word Origin for bonspiel

C16: probably from Low German; compare Flemish bonespel children's game; see spiel
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