transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
to maneuver (a hockey puck, lacrosse ball, etc.) with one's stick
intransitive verbstick·han·dled, stick·han·dling, stick·han·dles
To use one's stick to control and maneuver the puck in ice hockey or the ball in lacrosse and field hockey.
(third-person singular simple present stickhandles, present participle stickhandling, simple past and past participle stickhandled)
- (intransitive, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse) To maintain individual possession of the puck or ball by controlling it with movements of one's stick, especially to do so in a skillful manner.
- (chiefly Canada, by extension) To deal capably and swiftly with a situation, especially in a manner which deflects potential problems.