Gymkhana definition

jĭm-känə
A competition where riders and horses display a range of skills and aptitudes.
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A sporting event involving a series of contests on horseback.
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A sporting event involving a series of contests testing auto-racing skills.
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The place where such an event is held.
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Any of various meets at which contests are held to test the skill of the competitors, as in equestrianship, gymnastics, or sports car racing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gymkhana
Plural:
gymkhanas

Origin of gymkhana

  • Probably alteration (influenced by gymnastics) of Hindi geṁd-khānā racket court geṁd ball (of Dravidian origin) khānā house (from Persian khāna) (variant of khān khan2)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition