[ bon-speel ]
/ ˈbɒnˌspil /
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
Words nearby bonspiel
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ˈbɒnˌspiːl, -spəl) /
a curling match
Word Origin for bonspiel
C16: probably from Low German; compare Flemish bonespel children's game; see spiel
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