Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Ice hockey.
  • noun Field hockey.
  • noun Street hockey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game of ball played with a club curved at one end. Also called shinny, shinty.
  • noun The stick or club used in playing this game. Also called hockey-stick, hockey-club.
  • noun Harvest-home; the harvest-supper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals.
  • noun The stick used by the players.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun darts Variation of oche.
  • noun North America Ice hockey, a game on ice in which two teams of six players skate and try to score by shooting a puck into the opposing team's net, using their sticks.
  • noun Field hockey, a team sport played on a pitch on solid ground where players have to hit a ball into a net using a hockey stick.
  • noun A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.

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

  • noun 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
  • noun a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.

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  • "Drunk with strong stale beer, called old hock."

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 8, 2008

  • I'm relieved to see that hockey resembles ice hockey.

    September 29, 2008