- a team game played on ice, in which the players, using a long, curved stick with a flat blade (hockey stick) and wearing skates, try to drive a hard rubber disk (puck) into their opponent's goal; ice hockey
- a similar game played on foot on a field with a small ball instead of a puck; field hockey
Origin of hockeyEarly ModE, probably from Old French hoquet, bent stick, crook, diminutive of hoc, hook from Middle Dutch hoec, hook
- Ice hockey.
- Field hockey.
- Street hockey.
Origin of hockeyOrigin unknown
- (North America) Ice hockey, a game on ice in which two teams of six players skate and try to score by shooting a puck into the opposing team's net, using their sticks.
- (UK) Field hockey, a team sport played on a pitch on solid ground where players have to hit a ball into a net using a hockey stick.
- A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.
- (darts) Variation of oche.