hock·​ey | \ ˈhä-kē How to pronounce hockey (audio) \

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Soccer players have been quick to ditch the over-ear Beats for the effortless, almost miniature AirPods hockey sticks. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Beats becomes NBA’s official headphones supplier," 6 Sep. 2018 The general store was still fully stocked, a bin of hockey sticks with prices still on them by the door. Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News, "Amid the ruins of the Kennecott mine, a quiet new look at a unique slice of history," 26 June 2018 In a June 5 celebration, resort officials and his fellow employees honored his newfound fame by presenting him with a plaque and an authentic gondola oar fashioned into a hockey stick. Jay Jones,, "Venetian's gondolier keeps a song in his heart--and on his lips--as he cruises and croons on the Vegas resort's canals," 20 June 2018 At the center is a modern version of the Panthers' original secondary logo depicting a crossed palm tree and hockey stick inside the sun. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Florida Panthers to honor past while looking to future with 25th anniversary logo," 15 June 2018 The Panthers — who began play in 1993 — centered their 25th anniversary logo around the old secondary logo that featured a crossed palm tree and hockey stick. Matthew Defranks,, "Panthers focus on location — not mascot — in 25th anniversary logo," 15 June 2018 Her Maryland home is filled with Caps-themed gear, including light-switch covers, bobbleheads, hockey sticks, a bedspread and a shower curtain. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "I wanted to be in on #ALLCAPS mania, but I needed a fan’s help," 7 June 2018 He was accused of striking Randolph Tolk in the head with a hockey stick during a confrontation at a crosswalk. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Chef cleared in cabbie's death after hockey stick fight, crash," 6 June 2018 New for 2018 is a fold-flat passenger seat that along with the fold-flat rear seats creates an extended cargo area for longer items such as two-by-fours or hockey sticks that wouldn’t fit as easily in similarly sized vehicles. Robert Duffer,, "Auto review: 2018 GMC Terran Denali is not the champagne of compact crossovers," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of hockey

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hockey

perhaps from Middle French hoquet shepherd's crook, diminutive of hoc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hōc hook

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hock·​ey | \ ˈhä-kē How to pronounce hockey (audio) \

Kids Definition of hockey

: a game played on ice or in a field by two teams who try to drive a puck or ball through a goal by hitting it with a stick

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