Pronunciation: (toor'nu-munt, tûr'-), [key]
1. a trial of skill in some game, in which competitors play a series of contests: a chess tournament.
2. a meeting for contests in a variety of sports, as between teams of different nations.
3. Hist.
a. a contest or martial sport in which two opposing parties of mounted and armored combatants fought for a prize, with blunted weapons and in accordance with certain rules.
b. a meeting at an appointed time and place for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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