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