stick·​han·​dle ˈstik-ˌhan-dᵊl How to pronounce stickhandle (audio)
stickhandled; stickhandling; stickhandles

intransitive verb

: to maneuver a puck (as in hockey) or a ball (as in lacrosse) with a stick
ˈstik-ˌhan(d)-lər How to pronounce stickhandle (audio)

Examples of stickhandle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An intelligent and gifted playmaker who also has tremendous stickhandling ability. Kyle Woodlief, USA TODAY, 28 June 2023 Wennberg was left alone in front and had time to stickhandle a bit. Noah Trister,, 20 Feb. 2021 His ability to stickhandle in traffic is legendary. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stickhandle was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Stickhandle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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