noun round–rob·in \ˈrau̇nd-ˌrä-bən\

Definition of round–robin

  1. 1a :  a written petition, memorial, or protest to which the signatures are affixed in a circle so as not to indicate who signed firstb :  a statement signed by several personsc :  something (such as a letter) sent in turn to the members of a group each of whom signs and forwards it sometimes after adding comment

  2. 2 :  round table 2

  3. 3 :  a tournament in which every contestant meets every other contestant in turn

  4. 4 :  series, round

Origin and Etymology of round–robin

from the name Robin

First Known Use: 1698

ROUND–ROBIN Defined for English Language Learners


noun round–rob·in \ˈrau̇nd-ˌrä-bən\

Definition of round–robin for English Language Learners

  • sports : a competition in which every player or team plays once against every other player or team

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to cast off or become cast off

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