Definition of the America's Cup from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the America's Cup

 
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an international sailing contest, first held in 1851 and happening every three or four years. A US crew has won it every time except in 1983 when Australia won, in 1995 and 2000 when New Zealand won, and in 2003 and 2007 when Switzerland won.