1. A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
    a bout of drought.
  2. A boxing match.
  3. An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
  4. A fighting competition.
  5. A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
  6. The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.


  1. To contest a bout.

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