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bonspiel

[ bon-speel ]
/ ˈbɒnˌspil /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for bonspiel

bonspiel
/ (ˈbɒnˌspiːl, -spəl) /

noun
a curling match

Word Origin for bonspiel

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