all-play-all

noun
plural all-play-alls

Definition of all-play-all

British
: a tournament in which each contestant meets every other contestant in turn : round robin The eight-player all-play-all pits four world-class foreigners against England's top four. — Jonathan Speelman, Observer (London), 13 Dec. 2009

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First Known Use of all-play-all

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“All-play-all.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-play-all. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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