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Definition of tournament noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtʊrnəmənt//
    , NAmE//ˈtɔrnəmənt//
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  1. 1(tourney) a sports competition involving a number of teams or players who take part in different games and must leave the competition if they lose. The competition continues until there is only the winner left a golf/basketball/tennis, etc. tournament
  2. 2a competition in the Middle Ages between soldiers on horseback fighting to show courage and skill a medieval jousting tournament
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tournament