- a sporting event involving a series of contests on horseback
- a sporting event involving a series of contests testing auto-racing skills
Origin of gymkhanaAnglo-Ind, a place where athletic contests or games are held; altered (by analogy with gymnasium) ; from Hindustani gend-kh?na, racket court ; from gend, ball + kh?na, court, place
- Any of various meets at which contests are held to test the skill of the competitors, as in equestrianship, gymnastics, or sports car racing.
- The place where such an event is held.
Origin of gymkhanaProbably alteration (influenced by gymnastics) of Hindi ge&mdot;d-kh&amacron;n&amacron;, racket court : ge&mdot;d, ball (of Dravidian origin) + kh&amacron;n&amacron;, house (from Persian kh&amacron;na, variant of kh&amacron;n; see khan2).