Part of speech: noun

In medieval times, a contest of skill between parties of mounted knights; any series of contested games. tourney.

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Usage examples "tournament":

  1. So he discouraged chess as a degrading game, that did not improve either the mind or the morals, and abolished the tournament summarily. - "Amusements in Mathematics", Henry Ernest Dudeney.
  2. It was a splendid tournament- a great duel for life and death between the champions of the Papacy and of Protestantism, of the Republic and of absolutism, that was to be fought out that midsummer's day. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. And very soon after he had a tournament cried in Ayre, which lasted two days and attracted a vast concourse of people to the spot. - "The Boy's Book of Heroes", Helena Peake.