ice hockey

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noun

a game played on ice between two teams of six skaters each, the object being to score goals by shooting a puck into the opponents' cage using a stick with a wooden blade set at an obtuse angle to the shaft.

Nearby words

  1. ice floe,
  2. ice flowers,
  3. ice fog,
  4. ice foot,
  5. ice front,
  6. ice house,
  7. ice island,
  8. ice jam,
  9. ice lolly,
  10. ice machine

Origin of ice hockey

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for ice hockey

ice hockey

noun

a game played on ice by two opposing teams of six players each, who wear skates and try to propel a flat puck into their opponents' goal with long sticks having an offset flat blade at the end
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