stick·​work | \ ˈstik-ˌwərk How to pronounce stickwork (audio) \

Definition of stickwork

: the use of one's stick in offensive and defensive techniques (as in hockey)

Examples of stickwork in a Sentence

a hockey player who's known for his skillful stickwork
Recent Examples on the Web Finally, enjoy a treatment at the Six Senses Spa, performed in colossal stickwork nests overlooking the ocean. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 14 Best Private Island Resorts," 2 July 2020 Early in the period, Bemstrom drew shoves and stickwork from Jake DeBrusk, Anders Bjork, Brandon Carlo, and Torey Krug, among others. Matt Porter,, "Tuukka Rask dropped, Bruins floored in Columbus, and other observations," 14 Jan. 2020 The combination of his smarts and stickwork enabled him to make plays with good vision and a hard shot. Glenn Graham,, "2018 All-Metro boys lacrosse first and second teams," 4 July 2018 But their stickwork, honed over years of training, won America its hockey gold medal. Sean Gregory / Gangneung, Time, "U.S. Pulls off Shootout Victory Over Arch Rival Canada to Win Women's Hockey Gold," 22 Feb. 2018 Huberdeau tied it at 2 with some nifty stickwork 2 minutes into the period. USA TODAY, "Huberdeau scores twice as Panthers top Wild 4-2," 22 Dec. 2017 Provorov’s combination of speed, stickwork and physicality repeatedly forced the puck off the stick of the swooping star in and around the Flyers net. Sam Donnellon,, "Flyers-Blackhawks recap: Jake Voracek gets hosed by the rules, other thoughts from a 3-0 loss," 1 Nov. 2017 McKenzie Jamison South River, defense, junior A smooth defender with strong tackles and stickwork, the third-year starter plays a huge role for the defending Class 4A state champions on offensive and defensive corners. Rich Scherr,, "2017 Field Hockey Players To Watch," 31 Aug. 2017 The skilled Swede used some fancy stickwork after having his initial shot attempt blocked by Russell. Eric Stephens, Orange County Register, "Rickard Rakell dazzles again as Ducks top Oilers, 4-3," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of stickwork

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stickwork was in 1883

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21 Jul 2020

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“Stickwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stickwork

sports : the use of a stick to control a puck or ball

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