field hockey

noun

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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Waterbury’s lawyer represents former Michigan State field hockey player Erika Davis in her lawsuit against Nassar—and the traumatic injuries of football. Rainesford Stauffer, WSJ, "For Ballet’s Foremost #MeToo Accuser, a Second Act," 22 Feb. 2019 She was named to the first team Baltimore County Public Schools’ all-county team as well as the senior all-stars for field hockey. Melissa Whatley, baltimoresun.com, "Dulaney High students honored for their athletic achievements," 30 May 2018 The complex may include fields for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer and would be open year-round. Melanie Burney, Philly.com, "Camden residents locked out of field of dreams for sports games. Officials promise better public access," 5 Apr. 2018 Ridgefield's Katie Pieterse and Hamden's Kelly Dolan, who played for Founders League champion Kent School, are part of a five-member class that will join Yale field hockey for the 2018 season. courant.com, "Regional Digest: CSGA Amateur Final Set: Conroy Vs. Gross," 8 June 2018 Christian Academy field hockey players Jacquelyn Wilkins and Sam Minrath have received All-American honors from MaxFieldHockey.com. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Manual High School's Kidder wins girls singles state bowling championship," 8 Feb. 2018 From football to field hockey, the Wolverines have the all-time edge. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "The School That Really Owns Ohio State-Michigan," 22 Nov. 2018 Two new stadiums for field hockey and lacrosse/soccer were added in September 2017 for $28 million. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "A Visionary Leader, President John Lahey Casts His Final Shadow On Quinnipiac University," 2 July 2018 That mean Burkert, a cheerful freshman and Delsea’s lone girl athlete, was wearing the same colors as members of the Crusaders’ powerful field hockey and softball teams. Phil Anastasia, Philly.com, "Unified Sports brings out best in everybody | Phil Anastasia," 27 Apr. 2018

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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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field hockey

noun

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

field hockey

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Kids Definition of field hockey

: hockey played on a field

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