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



    BrE BrE//dʒɪmˈkɑːnə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪmˈkɑːnə//
    (British English) Equine sports
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  1. 1an event in which people riding horses take part in various competitions See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2(Indian English) a public place with facilities for sports
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Urdu gendk̲ānah ‘racket court’, from Hindi geṁd ‘ball’ + Persian k̲ānah ‘house’, altered by association with gymnastic (see gymnastics).