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Definition of regatta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

regatta

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//rɪˈɡætə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈɡætə//
 
Boating
 
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a sporting event in which races between rowing boats or sailing boats are held See related entries: Boating Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Italian (Venetian dialect), literally ‘a fight, contest’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: regatta