tour·na·ment (trnə-mənt, tûr-)
1. A series of contests in which a number of contestants compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner.
2. A medieval martial sport in which two groups of mounted and armored combatants fought against each other with blunted lances or swords.
[Middle English tournement, a medieval sport, from Old French torneiement, from torneier, to tourney; see TOURNEY.]
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