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 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 Finally, enjoy a treatment at the Six Senses Spa, performed in colossal stickwork nests overlooking the ocean. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, 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,, 14 Jan. 2020 The combination of his smarts and stickwork enabled him to make plays with good vision and a hard shot. Glenn Graham,, 4 July 2018 But their stickwork, honed over years of training, won America its hockey gold medal. Sean Gregory / Gangneung, Time, 22 Feb. 2018

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Stickwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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