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

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Recent Examples on the Web The Aztecs basketball team could do its best hockey impersonation this season, frying the legs and lungs of opponents by shuffling players in and out like a line change. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2022 Another speaker, businessman Xavier Gutierrez, president and CEO of the Arizona Coyotes hockey franchise, urged Latinos to educate themselves about financial topics and talk about it more. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 25 Sep. 2022 Giardino, a UConn grad and now part of the Huskies’ Learfield IMG network radio team for football, hockey, women’s basketball and baseball, began his career in minor league baseball. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 24 Sep. 2022 The Olympic Games conduct sports like hockey, basketball and archery, where top athletes in nations across the globe compete to become the best of the best. Liam Gravvat, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2022 His time with the Cannons propelled Abercrombie to Gonzaga College High School, the all-boys Jesuit school with a fierce hockey program. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2022 Out back, the massive diffuser sweeps up into the taillights, which resemble a set of interlocked hockey sticks. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2022 But wage disclosure helped make the market for hockey talent more efficient. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 22 Sep. 2022 She's suited up in a hockey jersey, padded gloves, hockey socks and ice skates. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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“Hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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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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