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hockey definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net [syn: field hockey, hockey]
2: a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks [syn: ice hockey, hockey, hockey game]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French hoquet shepherd's crook, diminutive of hoc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English h?c hook Date: 1527 1. field hockey 2. ice hockey

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 a game played between two teams on a field with curved sticks and a small hard ball. 2 US = ice hockey. Derivatives: hockeyist n. (in sense 2). Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn. 2. Hocktide n. hist. a festival formerly kept on the second Monday and Tuesday after Easter, orig. for money-raising. Etymology: ME: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hockey Hock"ey, n. [From Hook, n.] 1. A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals. 2. The stick used by the players. [Written also hookey and hawkey.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Hockey is an outdoor game played between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small ball and try to score goals. (BRIT; in AM, usually use field hockey) She played hockey for the national side. ...the British hockey team. N-UNCOUNT: oft N n 2. Hockey is a game played on ice between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small rubber disk, called a puck, and try to score goals. (AM; in BRIT, usually use ice hockey) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Drunk with strong stale beer, called old hock. See HICKEY.


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