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hockey stick

the stick used in field hockey or ice hockey.
Origin of hockey stick
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I took a firm stance and the hockey stick and let drive for the hole with a tremendous pickaxe stroke.

  • Bob sprang forward, whirling his hockey stick round his head, and giving a loud shout of "Down with the villains!"

    Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
  • As she said it, she took a chance whack at the puck with her hockey stick and sent it spinning.

  • The bag was soon filled with bread, cheese, crackers and chipped beef, and then Dale tied it fast to the end of a hockey stick.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • The hockey stick is a curved piece of Canadian rock elm with a flat blade.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • Then the communications were pinned to the hockey stick, and by this means passed from one room window to the next.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • (This is the best medicine for gouty pain—not for hurt caused by a hockey stick).

  • A familiar figure dashed forward, a hockey stick struck, and the ball swept out to safety.

  • Captain Jack himself was the seventh, and the mere sight of a hockey stick on a school boy's shoulder gave him a heart stab.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • The good mother sat knitting socks for her husband; Mike was whittling a hockey stick to play with the next day.

    Our Little Irish Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade

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