from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Attributive form of field hockey, noun.

from The 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.


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