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HOCKEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hockey mean? 

HOCKEY (noun)
  The noun HOCKEY has 2 senses:

1. a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
2. a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks

  Familiarity information: HOCKEY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOCKEY (noun)


Sense 1hockey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

field hockey; hockey

Hypernyms ("hockey" is a kind of...):

field game (an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions)

Domain member category:

goalmouth ((sports) the area immediately in front of the goal)

net (a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey))

stick (a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball)

winger ((sports) player in wing position)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hockey"):

shinney; shinny (a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck)


Sense 2hockey [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hockey game; ice hockey; hockey

Hypernyms ("hockey" is a kind of...):

contact sport (a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players)

athletic game (a game involving athletic activity)

Meronyms (parts of "hockey"):

slapshot (a fast shot made with a short powerful swing of the hockey stick)

face-off ((ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players)

check (obstructing an opponent in ice hockey)

Domain member category:

center ((ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team)

game misconduct ((ice hockey) a penalty that suspends a player for the remainder of a game (but allows the team to send in a substitute for the suspended player))

stick (a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball)

penalty box ((ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties)

hat trick ((sports) three consecutive scores by one player or three scores in one game (as in cricket or ice hockey etc.))

power play ((ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties)

icing; icing the puck ((ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal)

assist ((sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play)

face-off ((ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players)


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