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Definition of "gymkhana" [gymkhana]

  • Any of various meets at which contests are held to test the skill of the competitors, as in equestrianship, gymnastics, or sports car racing. (noun)
  • The place where such an event is held. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gymkhana" in a sentence
  • "One day, I was taking my horse through its paces with a team of other riders when an Aramcon mother sitting in the stands called the gymkhana director over and demanded that I be kicked off the team."
  • "With its origins dating back to a style of horse racing (also known as gymkhana), the sport requires not only physical driving skills, but mental training as well."
  • "I had great opposition to overcome, for the Norwegians regarded the slalom as a kind of gymkhana event "suitable for ladies and untrained Englishmen.""