air hockey


Definition of air hockey

: a table game in which two players attempt to score points by using a handheld paddle to shoot a plastic disk across a surface with minimal friction into the opponent's goal

Note: The surface of the table used for air hockey typically contains numerous small holes through which air is blown to create a thin cushion of air.

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Musk’s original design did this with little jets of air on the bottom of each pod (similar to how an air hockey table would work if the air came out of the puck), but most hyperloop engineers now propose achieving pod levitation with magnets. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "A quick guide to hyperloops, Richard Branson’s latest boondoggle," 12 Oct. 2018 The grounds are home to many different activities, all included: there's a six-hole mini-golf course, tennis courts, billiards, snooker, air hockey and more. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 An arcade lounge at Crossroads Westside Apartments is decked out with TVs, Skee-Ball and air hockey. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018 The pool area also features fire pits, barbecue grills and doors that open up to a lounge area with a kitchen, a TV, air hockey, Skee-Ball and arcade games. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018 The examples are rudimentary, including an air hockey-like game that could let two players compete across two screens, and a bowling game. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Nintendo’s New Patent Describes A Joyfully Weird Multi-Touchscreen Game System," 15 Apr. 2018 The result is a one-of-a-kind game that looks sort of like air hockey, but plays like Pong. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Real-Life Pong Is the Best Possible Game To Have In Your Rec Room," 27 May 2016 The partygoers — including Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada and her son Leo — also enjoyed arcade games like air hockey. Stephanie Petit,, "Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Get All Dressed Up for Son Sebastian's Spooky 5th Birthday Party," 25 Feb. 2018 Still a construction zone bustling with workers, the family suite will boast a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall, an air hockey table and a wall-sized LED TV screen for movie nights. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean shows off features on Symphony of the Seas, world's largest cruise ship," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of air hockey

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air hockey was in 1972

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