Definition of bonspiel in English:
nounchiefly Scottish & Canadian
A curling tournament.
- 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.
mid 16th century: probably of Low German origin.
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