Hockey meaning

hŏkē
Ice hockey.
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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.
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Street hockey.
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Field hockey.
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A similar game played on foot on a field with a small ball instead of a puck; field hockey.
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(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.
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(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.
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A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
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(darts) Variation of oche.
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Origin of hockey

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.

    From Wiktionary