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round robin

or round-robin

noun

  1. a sequence or series.
  2. a petition, remonstrance, or the like, having the signatures arranged in circular form so as to disguise the order of signing.
  3. a letter, notice, or the like, circulated from person to person in a group, often with individual comments being added by each.
  4. Sports. a tournament in which all of the entrants play each other at least once, failure to win a contest not resulting in elimination.


round robin

noun

  1. a letter, esp a petition or protest, having the signatures in a circle in order to disguise the order of signing
  2. any letter or petition signed by a number of people
  3. a tournament, as in a competitive game or sport, in which each player plays against every other player


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Word History and Origins

Origin of round robin1

First recorded in 1540–50

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Example Sentences

Men all in a panic of fear; sent a round robin, asking to have double watch, as they fear to be alone.

They would be in round-robin communication with each other, yet never out of contact with the other stations.

We will take the initiative as soon as the men arrive, and we'll show them that they can't levy tribute on Round Robin Ranch.

Round Robin Ranch was the largest and richest sheep ranch in the district.

The men of Round Robin Ranch had discovered the abduction, and were in pursuit.

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