Hockey Definition

Ice hockey.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
A similar game played on foot on a field with a small ball instead of a puck; field hockey.
Webster's New World
Street hockey.
American Heritage
(darts) Variation of oche.

Origin of Hockey

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

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

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