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.

Examples of air hockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One shows Stewart emerging the victor in a game of air hockey, while Hamill wins a game of Connect Four in the other. Jack Guy, CNN, "Patrick Stewart and Mark Hamill go head-to-head in food delivery commercial," 22 Sep. 2020 The backyard has a fire pit and the house even has an air hockey table! Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Here’s how safe it is to book a vacation rental right now," 9 July 2020 Now, the macaques dress in diapers, walk on stilts play air hockey with passers-by. National Geographic, "Why do we cover the world's wildlife?," 27 Feb. 2020 Bowlero Stafford’s arcade is outfitted with dazzling array of games such as World’s Largest Pac-Man, Space Invaders, halo, NBA Hoops, air hockey and a massive stuffed animal Crain-machine game. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Retro-swanky Bowlero Stafford debuts $1 million renovated bowling and entertainment venue," 16 Dec. 2019 And Academy Sports is knocking 50 percent off basketball hoops and all game tables, from ping pong to air hockey. Trevor Fraser,, "Black Friday deals: Your guide to smart Central Florida shopping," 26 Nov. 2019 Children can shoot down Space Invaders and race motorcycles at flashing banks of video games, test their skills at air hockey, or duel in the laser tag arena upstairs., "Ty Law keeps jumping around - The Boston Globe," 18 Nov. 2019 Others congregated at an old-school arcade that boasted skee ball, air hockey and a prize crane. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Astroworld Festival hits a high note," 9 Nov. 2019 Taking air hockey seriously Versatility is one of Cash's specialties. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Air hockey wizard from Louisville turns the sport into a science," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of air hockey

1972, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Air hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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