Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outdoor game played by two opposing teams or sides who endeavor to drive the ball toward and into the opponents' goal with clubs curved at one end. Also shinny, shinty, and bandy.
- adj. Attributive form of field hockey, noun.
“An oversized statue of legendary Indian field-hockey player Dhyan Chand stands outside the Delhi stadium that bears his name and that's hosting the hockey tournament at this year's Commonwealth Games.”
“The affected athletes, predominantly swimmers and field-hockey players, haven't yet missed any events, she said.”
“A men's field-hockey semifinal match during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.”
“As a father myself, I went to all the Little League baseball games, youth soccer games, and then high school field-hockey and track events I could make, but my years as a sports reporter -- and maybe my own Dad -- had left me without the slightest urge to be a sports dad.”
“Pakistani field hockey player Ahmed Fareed (left) vies for the ball with China's Meng Jun during their match in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field-hockey tournament in the northern Malaysian state of Ipoh on Sunday.”
“That came yesterday in the form of a front-page news article about Baljit Singh, a goalie for India's national field-hockey team.”
“My old friend Alison Ahmed remembers everybody else chatting and joking around while running laps during field-hockey practice.”
“It turns out that enough woman softball players, soccer players, field-hockey players and runners harbor a hot desire to play tackle football to fuel the explosive growth of a nationwide Independent Women's Football League from four teams nine years ago to almost 50 teams and more than 2,000 players today.”
“I just edited the Duke-Army football story and the Wake Forest-Duke field-hockey story.”
“One of the more delicious ironies of her impending motherhood is that her father's administration helped ban gay marriage in Virginia, so Mary's field-hockey playing life partner, Heather, will not have any legal relation to their child in their home state.”
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