from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A game played on turf in which two opposing teams of players, using curved sticks, try to drive a ball into the opponents' goal.

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  • n. A form of hockey played on a grassed pitch with a hard rubber ball instead of a puck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net


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