noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch bond league + spel game Date: circa 1772 a match or tournament between curling clubs

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  • Bonspiel — Bon spiel, n. [Scot.; of uncertain origin.] A cur?ing match between clubs. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bonspiel — [bän′spēl΄, bän′spəl] n. [prob. < Du bondspel < bond, league + spel, game] Scot. a curling tournament …   English World dictionary

  • Bonspiel — A bonspiel is a curling tournament, traditionally held outdoors on a frozen freshwater loch. The word comes from the Scots language [ sset=1 fset=20 printset=20 searchtype] and means league (or… …   Wikipedia

  • bonspiel — /bon speel /, n. a competition or meet in curling at which teams from several clubs or districts compete with one another. [1555 65; Scots dial., perh. < D or LG; cf. D spel game, play (MD, c. OHG spil, G Spiel); identity of first element… …   Universalium

  • bonspiel — noun /ˈbɒnspiːl,ˈbɑnspiːl/ A tournament in the sport of curling …   Wiktionary

  • bonspiel — [ bɒnspi:l] noun a curling match. Origin C16: prob. of Low Ger. origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • bonspiel — bon·spiel …   English syllables

  • bonspiel — bon•spiel [[t]ˈbɒnˌspil[/t]] n. can. spo a competition or tournament between curling clubs • Etymology: 1555–65; Scots dial., perh. < D or LG …   From formal English to slang

  • bonspiel — n. esp. Sc. a curling match (usu. between two clubs). Etymology: 16th c.: perh. f. LG …   Useful english dictionary

  • MCA Bonspiel — The Manitoba Curling Association Bonspiel is the annual Manitoba Curling Association bonspiel held at the end of every January in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. It is the largest curling bonspiel in the world with the tournament setting a record… …   Wikipedia

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