gymkhana
noun Etymology: probably modification of Hindi gếdkhāna & Urdu gendkhāna, literally, ball court Date: 1877 a meet featuring sports contests or athletic skills: as a. competitive games on horseback b. a timed contest for automobiles featuring a series of events designed to test driving skill

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  • Gymkhana — (gesprochen Jimkäinah bzw in englischer Lautschrift jim kah nuh, griech. Sportlicher Geschicklichkeitswettbewerb) ist eine in den 1960ern entstandene Motorsportvariante, bei der der Fahrer einen Parcours möglichst schnell durchfahren muss.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gymkhana — [ ʒimkana ] n. m. • 1897; angl. gymkhana (1861), crois. de gym(nastics) et du hindi (gend )khana « aire de jeu de balle » 1 ♦ Vx Fête de plein air, avec des jeux ou des épreuves d adresse. 2 ♦ Mod. Course d obstacles au parcours compliqué. Des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gymkhana — (derived from the Hindustani word for racket court [http://www.askoxford.com/concise oed/gymkhana] ) is an Indian term which originally referred to a place where sporting events take place. The meaning then altered to denote a place where skill… …   Wikipedia

  • Gymkhana — (ind., d.i. [sportsmäßige] Kleidung), sportliches Spielfest, drolliger Sportwettkampf …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • gymkhana — 1861, Anglo Indian, said to be from Hindustani gend khana, lit. ball house; altered in English by influence of gymnasium …   Etymology dictionary

  • gymkhana — ► NOUN ▪ an event comprising competitions on horseback, typically for children. ORIGIN Urdu, racket court …   English terms dictionary

  • gymkhana — [jim kä′nə] n. [Anglo Ind, altered (by analogy with GYMNASIUM) < Hindustani gend khāna, racket court < gend, ball + khāna, court, place] 1. a place where athletic contests or games are held 2. any of various contests involving skills, as in …   English World dictionary

  • Gymkhana — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Gymkhana peut faire référence : au gymkhana qui est une discipline d équitation ; au gymkhana dans le cyclisme, qui est une épreuve de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gymkhana — UK [dʒɪmˈkɑːnə] / US [dʒɪmˈkɑnə] noun [countable] Word forms gymkhana : singular gymkhana plural gymkhanas 1) an event at which people riding horses take part in races and other competitions 2) American a car race around a difficult track …   English dictionary

  • gymkhana — gincana o gymkhana (del inglés; pronunciamos yincana ) sustantivo femenino 1. Competición en la que los participantes deben salvar una serie de obstáculos o dificultades. gymkhana (del inglés; pronunciamos yincana ) sustantivo femenino …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Gymkhana — Gym|kha|na 〈n. 15; Sp.〉 sportliches Geschicklichkeitsspiel, Geschicklichkeitsaufgaben während eines Wettlaufs [<Gymnastik + hind. ged khana „Tennisplatz“ <pers. khana „Haus“] * * * Gymkhana   [dʒɪm kana; angloindisch, aus englisch… …   Universal-Lexikon

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