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English

An ice hockey game.

Etymology 1

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

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Noun

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hockey

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hockey (-)
  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
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Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
hockey

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hockey (-)
  1. (darts) Variation of oche.

References

  • “hockey” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004

French

Noun

hockey m.

  1. hockey

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hockey m. inv.

  1. hockey

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