field hockey
noun Date: 1903 a game played on a turfed field between two teams of 11 players each whose object is to direct a ball into the opponent's goal with a hockey stick

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  • field hockey — field .hockey n [U] AmE ↑hockey played on grass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • field hockey — n. HOCKEY (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • field hockey — field ,hockey noun uncount AMERICAN a game played on a field by two teams of 11 players who use curved sticks to try to hit a ball into the other team s goal in order to score points …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Field hockey — sport imagesize=300px caption=A game of field hockey in progress union=International Hockey Federation nickname=Hockey first=19th century registered= clubs= contact=Yes team=11 players mgender= category=Indoor/Outdoor ball=Hockey ball… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • field hockey — noun 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 • Syn: ↑hockey • Members of this Topic: ↑goalmouth, ↑net, ↑stick, ↑winger • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • field hockey — N UNCOUNT: oft N n 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. [AM] (in BRIT, use hockey) …   English dictionary

  • field hockey — žolės riedulys statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Kamštinis kamuoliukas, aptrauktas baltai dažyta oda arba guma. Žolės riedulio masė 156–163 g, skersmuo 7,4 cm, apskritimo ilgis 22,4–23,5 cm. atitikmenys: angl. field hockey vok …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • field hockey — žolės riedulys statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportinis riedulio žaidimas žolės aikštėje. Žaidžia 2 komandos po 11 žaidėjų. Tikslas – riedmuša įridenti, įmušti riedulį į varžovo komandos vartus. Aikštės dydis 81–91×50–55 m,… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • field hockey — field′ hock ey n. spo a field game in which two teams of 11 players each use hockey sticks to try to drive a small ball into a netted goal …   From formal English to slang

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