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bully-off

noun
1.
a method by which a game is restarted after a stoppage. Two opposing players stand with the ball between them and alternately strike their sticks together and against the ground three times before trying to hit the ball
verb
2.
(intransitive, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off
Compare face-off
Often shortened to bully
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin
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