a game played on a rectangular field having a netted goal at each end, in which two teams of 11 players each compete in driving a small leather-covered ball into the other's goal, each player being equipped with a stick having a curved end or blade that is flat on one side and rounded on the other.
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Origin of field hockey
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for field hockey
Shinny as played on Union Hill in the nineties had none of the refinements of its dignified cousin, field-hockey.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for field hockey
US and Canadian hockey played on a field, as distinguished from ice hockey
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