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

Examples of field hockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volleyball, men's and women's soccer and field hockey teams will begin play in the upcoming winter and spring months because of COVID-19 concerns. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, "Here's when Mid-American Conference volleyball, soccer and other fall sports will return," 12 Oct. 2020 Currently, there are nearly 2,000 student athletes participating in leagues for girls soccer (700); boys soccer (400); field hockey (355); and volleyball (329). Randy Mcroberts,, "Virtual sports set to begin Monday for Harford’s public school athletes," 8 Oct. 2020 Football is on hold until February, but boys and girls soccer, field hockey, swimming, cross country, volleyball launched their seasons. Lori Riley,, "Across Connecticut, high school athletes took the first steps back on the playing field, back toward some normalcy," 1 Oct. 2020 The girls tennis season will start two weeks later, while cross country, field hockey and soccer will begin competition on Oct. 1. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Hollywood home water shutoff, saliva tests, Sturgis worries: News from around our 50 states," 21 Aug. 2020 Postseason play will begin Oct. 12 for soccer and field hockey, Oct. 19 for volleyball and cross country and Nov. 13 for football. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "KHSAA votes to begin competition Sept. 7, but Gov. Andy Beshear has doubts," 20 Aug. 2020 What that means is boys and girls soccer and girls field hockey are cleared to start their games this Friday, Aug. 21. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "Gov. Mike DeWine gives Ohio high school contact sports a green light with caution," 18 Aug. 2020 The Pac-12′s cancellation not only includes fall sports such as volleyball, field hockey and soccer, but also the 2020 portion of winter sports such as men’s and women’s basketball. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Pac-12 follows Big Ten, cancels fall football season," 11 Aug. 2020 Those sports are football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, water polo and cheerleading. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW set to open football Sept. 4 vs. visiting Indiana, adds Rutgers as a fourth crossover opponent," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of field hockey

1895, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Field hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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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