from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ice hockey.
- n. Field hockey.
- n. Street hockey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
- n. Variation of oche.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The stick used by the players.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of ball played with a club curved at one end. Also called shinny, shinty.
- n. The stick or club used in playing this game. Also called hockey-stick, hockey-club.
- n. Harvest-home; the harvest-supper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. 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
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