Bout

Definition of Bout

n.1.
1.As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.
In notes with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out.
- Milton.
The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that I am in no danger of starving for this bout.
- Goldsmith.
2.A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.
- Shak.

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