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Tournament

or Tournay. A tilt of knights; the chief art of the game being so to manoeuvre or turn your horse as to avoid the adversary's blow. (French, tournoiement, verb, tournoyer.)

Tournament of the Drum.
A comic romance in verse by Sir David Lindsay; a ludicrous mock tournament. Tournament of Tottenham. A comic romance, printed in Percy's Reliques. A number of clowns are introduced, practising warlike games, and making vows like knights of high degree. They ride tilt on cart-horses, fight with plough-shares and flails, and wear for armour wooden bowls and saucepan-lids. It may be termed the “high life below stairs” of chivalry.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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