field hockey

field hock·ey
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feeld hok-ee]
    • /fild ˈhɒk i/
    • /fiːld ˈhɒk.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld hok-ee]
    • /fild ˈhɒk i/

Definitions of field hockey words

  • noun field hockey a game played on a rectangular field having a netted goal at each end, in which two teams of 11 players each compete in driving a small leather-covered ball into the other's goal, each player being equipped with a stick having a curved end or blade that is flat on one side and rounded on the other. 1
  • noun field hockey sport: hockey played on a field 1
  • uncountable noun field hockey Field hockey is an outdoor game played on a grass field between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small ball and try to score goals. 0
  • noun field hockey hockey played on a field, as distinguished from ice hockey 0
  • noun field hockey hockey (sense 2) 0

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Origin of field hockey

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Field hockey


field hockey popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

field hockey usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for field hockey

noun field hockey

  • bandy — If you bandy words with someone, you argue with them.
  • hurley — the game of hurling.
  • hurling — a forcible or violent throw; fling.
  • shinny — a simple variety of hockey, played with a ball, block of wood, or the like, and clubs curved at one end.
  • shinty — a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end

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