pre·​tour·​na·​ment ˌprē-ˈtu̇r-nə-mənt How to pronounce pretournament (audio)
 also  -ˈtər-,
 or  -ˈtȯr-
variants or pre-tournament
: of, occurring in, or done in the time preceding a tournament
a pretournament meeting
pretournament training/warm-ups
pretournament predictions/expectations
the pretournament pick/favorite

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pretournament was in 1906

Dictionary Entries Near pretournament

Cite this Entry

“Pretournament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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