all-play-all

noun

plural all-play-alls
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

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all-play-all was in 1900

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“All-play-all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-play-all. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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