Share this entry

Share this page

striking circle

Line breaks: strik¦ing cir¦cle

Definition of striking circle in English:

noun

An elongated semicircle on a hockey field in front of the goal, from within which the ball must be hit in order to score.
Example sentences
  • The maximum number of players must enter the striking circle when you have to score a goal.
  • Gagan is an asset in the striking circle and at no stage did I expect him to be axed.
  • In the striking circle, he can be lethal like the great Balbir of yore.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…