Meaning of “hockey” in the English Dictionary

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"hockey" in British English

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hockeynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhɒk.i/ us /ˈhɑː.ki/

A2 UK US field hockey a game played on a sports field between two teams of eleven players who each have a curved stick with which they try to put a small, hard ball into the other team's goal

US →  ice hockey

Examples

  • When the national hockey team visited America, half the players defected.
  • The ball deflected off my hockey stick, straight into the goal.
  • I didn't know you played hockey - what position do you play?
  • Football, cricket and hockey are all team sports.
  • He wrenched his right shoulder during a game of hockey.

(Definition of “hockey” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hockey" in American English

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hockeynoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑk·i/ also ice hockey

a game played on ice between two teams of eleven players who each have a curved stick with which the player tries to put the puck (= small, hard, rubber disk) into the other team’s goal

(Definition of “hockey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)