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ice hockey

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.
Origin of ice hockey
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Discusses similarities and differences between lacrosse and water polo, basketball, and ice hockey.
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British Dictionary definitions for ice hockey

ice hockey

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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