Etymology
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round robin (n.)

"petition or complaint signed in a circle to disguise the order in which names were affixed and prevent ringleaders from being identified," 1730, originally in reference to sailors and frequently identified as a nautical term. As a kind of tournament in which each player plays the others, it is recorded from 1895.

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Definitions of round robin

round robin (n.)
a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant;
round robin (n.)
a letter signed by a number of people;
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