Examples from the Web for hockey
I watch football, basketball, and hockey on TV and sometimes “The Bass Pros” on Outdoor Channel.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham|P. J. O’Rourke|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Barnes and Harper talked deeply about hockey, a subject that the prime minister has written a book about.
They were also, according to NHL coaching great Scotty Bowman, the greatest lineup in the history of hockey.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hockey outcomes are not obstacles to the mathematically impaired.
As Chris Rock put it in his great heroin and hockey routine, “Only junkies want heroin, only hockey fans watch hockey.”
She had wanted to be strong, to be able to run and ride, to play tennis and cricket and hockey, and Nicky had shown her how.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
To play a game of hockey in accordance with the times you must have a specially trained pony and a gaudy dress.Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
There should be several sets of hockey going on in the same afternoon.For the School Colours|Angela Brazil
Hockey sticks waved in air as the players skated back to their places.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
Hockey is a poor game in which to display grand-stand playing.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for hockey (1 of 2)
- a game played on a field by two opposing teams of 11 players each, who try to hit a ball into their opponents' goal using long sticks curved at the end
- (as modifier)hockey stick; hockey ball
Word Origin for hockey
British Dictionary definitions for hockey (2 of 2)
- the feast at harvest home; harvest supper
- (as modifier)the hockey cart
Word Origin for hockey
Word Origin and History for hockey
after an isolated reference from Ireland dated 1527 ("The horlinge of the litill balle with hockie stickes or staves ..."), the word is next recorded 1838 from W. Sussex; of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle French hoquet "shepherd's staff, crook," diminutive of Old French hoc "hook." The hooked clubs with which the game is played resemble shepherds' staves. In North America, ice hockey is distinguished from field hockey.