Definition of round robin in English:

round robin

Syllabification: round rob·in

noun

1 [often as modifier] A tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other: a round-robin competition
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  • He suffered an initial setback in his quest to wrest the crown from the Soviets when he came fourth with a final score of 14/27 in the quadruple round-robin tournament.
  • When the roads were snowed over and street hockey was out of the question we played this from dawn to dusk in massive round-robin tournaments.
  • He decided to ‘do something about it,’ by organizing a Category 10 round-robin tournament at the famed Marshall Chess Club in New York.
1.1A series or sequence: an inconclusive round robin of talks in Cairo, Washington, and New York
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  • The trial itself was a confusing round-robin of various witnesses being called over various issues at random.
  • Many are poets or aspiring poets, many are gay, and all take turns in a comical round-robin of flirtation, consummation, and rejection.
  • As Rodova remembers it, at the last line of the poem, when John dies, the dancer's head drops in identification, completing the round-robin of identity exchanges.
2A petition, especially one with signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of writing.
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  • We don't want round robins, we want the letters to be personal letters saying why the decision over Metrolink is bad news for you, for your business, your family or your job.

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