bonspiel

noun
bon·spiel | \ ˈbän-ˌspēl \

Definition of bonspiel 

: a match or tournament between curling clubs

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These were folks who probably thought bonspiel was a craft beer and if asked the definition of hammer, sheet and house, would undoubtedly give non-curling answers. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter Olympics gold medal for U.S. men boosts interest in curling in Wisconsin," 25 Feb. 2018 Curling also has a long tradition of opponents meeting for beers after a good, clean bonspiel (curling lingo for tournament). Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Olympic Curling Rocked by Russian Doping Case," 19 Feb. 2018 Currently, curlers in 38 states hold bonspiels, on both indoor and outdoor sheets, and clubs regularly welcome new players at open houses. Gillian Hearst Simonds, Town & Country, "Rocking the USA," 24 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of bonspiel

circa 1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bonspiel

perhaps from Dutch bond league + spel game

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