Pronunciation: (toor'nu-munt, tûr'-),[key] —n. 1. a trial of skill in some game, in which competitors play a series of contests: a chess tournament. 2. a meeting for contests in a variety of sports, as between teams of different nations.
3. Hist. a. a contest or martial sport in which two opposing parties of mounted and armored combatants fought for a prize, with blunted weapons and in accordance with certain rules.
b. a meeting at an appointed time and place for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.