hockey

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

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They were also spotted out and about together in New York City a handful of times before confirming their relationship with a kiss at a recent hockey game. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Pete Davidson Opened Up About 'Girlfriend' Kate Beckinsale on SNL," 10 Mar. 2019 Kate has yet to address the relationship; however, the actor did comment on one of the many memes that emerged after the pair’s kiss at the New York Rangers hockey game was caught on camera. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Pete Davidson Addresses Kate Beckinsale Relationship Rumors on "Saturday Night Live"," 10 Mar. 2019 My daughter eats them for breakfast and after her hockey games, and my husband eats them in the car on his way to work. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 According to Bustle, Dave was taking part in a charity hockey game in 1995, and invited the show’s entire cast to watch the game. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Candace Cameron Bure's Marriage with Husband Valeri Is Straight Out of a Hallmark Movie," 25 Nov. 2018 The Islanders could give him promises that hockey operations director Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz — late of the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals — would reverse years of poor management. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, "The start of NHL free agency allows John Tavares to live his childhood dream with the Toronto Maple Leafs," 2 July 2018 Lamoriello was hired in May as the president of hockey operations but took over as GM when GM Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight were fired. Jenna West, SI.com, "Islanders' John Tavares Listening to Pitches From Multiple Teams Before Free Agency Starts," 23 June 2018 These games, after all, are all about the nostalgia of outdoor hockey played a century ago on frozen Canadian ponds. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Outdoor NHL game in Seattle? As good a chance as the new team being named ‘Kraken’," 14 Jan. 2019 In his first year of professional hockey, Montembeault struggled and his .896 save percentage was the sixth-worst among qualified AHL goalies. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers add Michael Hutchinson to organizational goaltending depth," 1 July 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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The first known use of hockey was in 1527

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hockey

noun
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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