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Definition of TOURNAMENT

  • (in a sport or game) A series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize
  • (in the Middle Ages) A sporting event in which two knights (or two groups of knights) jousted on horseback with blunted weapons, each trying to knock the other off, the winner receiving a prize
  • a series of games to determine a winner or winning team by elimination [n -S]