field hockey


Definition of field hockey

: a game played on a turfed field between two teams of 11 players each whose object is to direct a ball into the opponent's goal with a hockey stick

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Next month, five local teams will make the two-hour trek north, headed for the epicenter of the field hockey universe: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Rich Scherr,, "Field hockey is on the rise in Maryland. At a new national invitational, the state can measure its growth.," 30 Aug. 2019 For the first time in the history of the Apple Tournament, a public school squad has claimed the prestigious high school field hockey tournament. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Manual field hockey makes history in Apple Cup final win over Sacred Heart," 26 Aug. 2019 Practices were held in football, boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey, girls volleyball, boys volleyball, golf, cross country and cheerleading. Randy Mcroberts,, "Fall sports season begins with practices," 15 Aug. 2019 In September 2018, Erika Davis, a former Michigan State University field hockey player, filed a lawsuit alleging that Nassar, then in practice at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, raped her and that several MSU officials covered it up. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "Larry Nassar's Likely First Victim Alleges Even Darker Evils in New Book on His Abuse," 6 Aug. 2019 Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools will begin practice Thursday for football, boys and girls soccer, golf, cross country, girls tennis, girls volleyball and girls field hockey. Shelby Dermer,, "Ready for fall sports? New OHSAA rules officially take effect as season kicks off Thursday," 1 Aug. 2019 Also a field hockey All-Scholastic with a 4.12 GPA, Graves is verbally committed to play at Northeastern., "2018-19 Girls' Basketball All-Scholastics," 10 June 2019 Morales, 19, said about the $400 million investment in the complex down below for sports including field hockey, softball and rugby, which are not popular in the South American country. Washington Post, "Pan American Games spotlight inequality in Peru’s capital," 26 July 2019 The All-San Diego Section choice in girls lacrosse and field hockey, whose high school career has included 13 Advanced Placement courses and two college classes, will continue playing sports at USC but at the club level. San Diego Union-Tribune, "U-T All-Academic Team Captains for spring sports," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of field hockey

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of field hockey

US + Canada : a game that is played on a field in which each team uses curved sticks to try to hit the ball into the opponent's goal

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Kids Definition of field hockey

: hockey played on a field

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