transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
intransitive verbstick·han·dled, stick·han·dling, stick·han·dles
(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.