field hockey


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.

Nearby words

  1. field grade,
  2. field guidance,
  3. field guide,
  4. field gun,
  5. field hand,
  6. field hospital,
  7. field house,
  8. field independence,
  9. field ion microscope,
  10. field jacket

Origin of field hockey

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

field hockey


US and Canadian hockey played on a field, as distinguished from ice hockey
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