field hockey

noun

: 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 The couple opted for City Hall for their wedding, and post-nuptial photos in Chinatown and Brooklyn Everly Studios The couple, who met playing on a co-ed field hockey team at the University of Birmingham, got engaged in November 2022. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Jan. 2024 The retail center, at U.S. 301/Crain Highway and Maryland Route 214/Central Avenue, is expected to be a draw for athletes and families attending year-round events at the adjacent Liberty Sports Park, a complex that hosts lacrosse, soccer, football, field hockey and rugby tournaments. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2024 She was named a member of the All-CSAC First Team and ECAC South All-Stars First Team during her during her senior year in 2016, and has previously served as field hockey head coach at her former high school. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 20 May 2024 That’s when field hockey coach Debbie Berg became the girls lacrosse coach and changed the culture of the team. Jim Lindgren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for field hockey 

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field hockey was in 1895

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“Field hockey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20hockey. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

field hockey

noun
: 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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