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ice hockey

  1. 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.
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Origin of ice hockey

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • And that very night he started in to organize an ice-hockey team.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • It was a winter of hard work and, aside from some skating and ice-hockey, Eric took little time off from his books.

British Dictionary definitions for ice hockey

ice hockey

  1. 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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