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hockey stick

  1. the stick used in field hockey or ice hockey.
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Origin of hockey stick

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hockey stick

  • Whinnied at me, sir, when I asked him to get me a hockey-stick.

    Hildegarde's Harvest

    Laura E. Richards

  • The shape and dimensions of the hockey-stick are entirely arbitrary, being left to the peculiar taste of the owners.

  • He finished dinner early and, with skates and hockey-stick, rode briskly out to the lake.

    Under Boy Scout Colors

    Joseph Bushnell Ames

  • The hockey-stick was still in his grasp, and, with this outstretched, he flung himself flat on the ice and wriggled forward.

    Under Boy Scout Colors

    Joseph Bushnell Ames