stick·​work ˈstik-ˌwərk How to pronounce stickwork (audio)
: 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 Of course, he’s also displayed his defensive stickwork dispossessing opposing players. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2020 Despite the 204 penalty minutes, bloodshed and stickwork in Game 4’s third period, the NHL did not suspend or fine any players. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 Rasmus Ristolainen displayed stellar stickwork in the slot before a backhand pass to Mayhew, whose wrister from a sharp angle beat Quick. Aaron Bracy, ajc, 29 Jan. 2022 In her third varsity season, Everett, who has four goals and four assists in the Bruins’ 4-0 start, displays great stickwork and field vision in her strong two-way game. Glenn Graham,, 20 Sep. 2021 Krejci was called for a major, reduced to a minor on review, likely for Barzal’s stickwork., 6 June 2021 Some are obvious – his speed, stickwork, and shooting skill are foremost among them., 14 May 2021 Reese, who was an assistant with the Terps from 1999 to 2004, quipped that the coaches would send Gait and Adams to lead the stickwork demonstration at the university’s summer camps and sit back to watch the two astound campers. Edward Lee,, 19 Feb. 2021 Her stickwork and ability definitely got the attention of college coaches and Penn was her perfect fit out of the 15 schools that reached out to her on Sept. 1. Craig Clary,, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stickwork was in 1883

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“Stickwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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