Definition of bonspiel in English:

bonspiel

Syllabification: bon·spiel
Pronunciation: /ˈbänspēl
 
/

noun

chiefly Scottish & Canadian
A curling tournament.
More example sentences
  • Rose enjoyed women's baseball in Giroux in her younger days, and later she took up curling, especially enjoying bonspiels.
  • He took pride in whatever he participated in, whether skipping a team for a curling bonspiel or spinning a yarn with his buddies at the coffee club.
  • Their natural talents with rock and broom took them from wintry weekend bonspiels to the dizzying heights of Olympic glory.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably of Low German origin.

Definition of bonspiel in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: nēˈätn-ē
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal