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 Currently, the community center is composed of a 50-meter pool, a large hall with a kitchen and a game room with foosball and air hockey. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2021 The game room has air hockey, foosball and a Multicade machine. Jessica Flint, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2021 Patrons can play pool and ping pong, foosball, air hockey and snooker, a popular British billiards game. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 30 July 2021 The only thing that could make Ground Kontrol better on a Friday night out, in my humble and non-gamer opinion, is an air hockey table. oregonlive, 12 July 2021 There was a Shirley Temple bar, karaoke and air hockey. New York Times, 6 June 2021 Within its walls sits a bowling alley, movie theater, basketball court, air hockey table, pool table, spa, and gym. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2021 In service of this goal, Singh had dirtbag chef extraordinaire Matty Matheson on to play some air hockey. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 21 May 2021 The venue features more than 20 games including Ping-Pong, air hockey, skeeball, basketball, pinball and Mario Kart. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of air hockey

1972, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2021

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“Air hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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