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

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Recent Examples on the Web When the Barracuda play inspired, Sommer treats them to a night out in such hockey outposts as Loveland, Colo., Bakersfield or Cedar Park, Texas. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Nov. 2021 Of all the shortages that have emerged across the globe this year and attracted high-level political attention, the most astonishing may be this: the scarcity of Quebecers in professional hockey. New York Times, 26 Nov. 2021 Whether that be Division III hockey or Division I... Brett Shweky,, 20 Nov. 2021 The team moved into Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2015 as something of a compromise, sharing it with the Nets, but that building wasn’t designed to accommodate hockey and was inconvenient for the Islanders’ Long Island fans. Joe Delessio, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2021 The Twin Cities anchor what is the best overall hockey state. Bob Ryan,, 13 Nov. 2021 Stan Bowman, in his first season as Hawks general manager when Beach made his allegation, resigned last month as the team’s vice president of hockey operations after the Jenner & Block report was made public. Phil Thompson,, 13 Nov. 2021 Nearly two decades into his coaching career, Aikens has seen enough hockey to identify what makes the polite and unassuming Sigurdson so dangerous. Casey Brogan, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Nov. 2021 Along Canada's border, hockey rivalries were upended by the travel restrictions. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 9 Nov. 2021

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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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29 Nov 2021

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“Hockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hockey


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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