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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With the regular season wrapped up, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has released the 2022 postseason brackets for soccer and field hockey. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 24 Oct. 2022 Here are the county standings and top goal scorers in girls and boys soccer and field hockey as of Sunday. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 16 Oct. 2022 Girls soccer, volleyball and field hockey, along with co-ed golf, ended up as state runners-up this fall. Maxwell Donaldson, Baltimore Sun, 11 Dec. 2022 Those investments delivered, among other things, a new science complex and College of Health Professions building, and new field hockey and women’s soccer stadiums. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2022 The state champions in high school girls’ volleyball, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, field hockey, and cross-country will be crowned this weekend. Matt Doherty,, 18 Nov. 2022 Dillow quickly began working 16-hour days at Ben Davis, teaching P.E., coaching everything from softball, basketball, field hockey and gymnastics, to track, volleyball and tennis. The Indianapolis Star, 8 Nov. 2022 The state tournament pairings were released on Friday for the CIAC boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball tournaments, which will culminate in a weekend of state championships Nov. 19-20. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 4 Nov. 2022 Something has been different at both Canyon Hills and Scripps Ranch highs since before the first day of field hockey practice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field hockey was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Field hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

field hockey

: a game played on a field in which each team uses curved sticks to try to knock a ball into the other team's goal

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