E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tournament or Tournay.
A tilt of knights; the chief art of the game being so to manuvre or turn your horse as to avoid the adversarys blow. (French, tournoiement, verb, tournoyer.)
Tournament of the Drum. A comic romance in verse by Sir David Lindsay; a ludicrous mock tournament.
Tournament of Tottenham. A comic romance, printed in Percys Reliques. A number of clowns are introduced, practising warlike games, and making vows like knights of high degree. They ride tilt on cart-horses, fight with plough-shares and flails, and wear for armour wooden bowls and saucepan-lids. It may be termed the high life below stairs of chivalry.