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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Recent Examples on the Web This policy applies to basketball, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 Cross country, field hockey, football and soccer officials are not required to wear masks while officiating outdoor competitions. Lori Riley,, 12 Aug. 2021 Rhodes, and Aberdeen native who coached C. Milton Wright to the school’s first-ever state field hockey title in 2013, also runs the highly talented and competitive H20 club program. Randy Mcroberts,, 10 Sep. 2020 In ice hockey and field hockey, a hat trick is when a player scores three goals in a single game. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 5 Sep. 2021 As tends to be the case in field hockey, some of the biggest news involves Watertown., 1 Sep. 2021 All-American Roisin Upton plays for the Irish Olympic field hockey team. Lori Riley,, 26 July 2021 The 11 teams – men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling – will continue competing as varsity teams at Stanford. Mark Heim |, al, 18 May 2021 The discrimination suit is on behalf of female athletes in fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, squash and synchronized swimming. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of field hockey

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field hockey was in 1895

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14 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Field hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of field hockey

: 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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