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[jim-kah-nuh] /dʒɪmˈkɑ nə/

a field day held for equestrians, consisting of exhibitions of horsemanship and much pageantry.
Also called autocross. a competition in which sports cars are timed as they travel on a closed, twisting course that requires much maneuvering.
any of various other sporting events, as a gymnastics exhibition or surfing contest.
a place where any such event is held.
(mainly Brit) an event in which horses and riders display skill and aptitude in various races and contests
(esp in Anglo-India) a place providing sporting and athletic facilities

1861, Anglo-Indian, said to be from Hindustani gend-khana, literally “ball house;” altered in English by influence of gymnasium.


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