There are 2 definitions of hockey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒki


[mass noun]
A team game played between two teams of eleven players each, using hooked sticks with which the players try to drive a small hard ball towards goals at opposite ends of a field. In North America it is called field hockey to distinguish it from ice hockey.
More example sentences
  • Admittedly, hockey is a team game, and we cannot attribute all losses just to one person.
  • There is no indication what the surface was, but it served for all manner of games from football to hockey, to cricket.
  • The second-half saw an excellent game of hockey with both teams determined to dominate.


early 16th century: of unknown origin.

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