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  1. a competition or meet in curling at which teams from several clubs or districts compete with one another.
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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
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Historical Examples of bonspiel

  • As the rinks consist of four men only, could they not be spared during the Bonspiel period?

    The Beaver, Vol. 1, February, 1921, No. 5

    Hudson's Bay Company

British Dictionary definitions for bonspiel


  1. a curling match
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Word Origin for bonspiel

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