noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French hoquet shepherd's crook, diminutive of hoc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hōc hook Date: 1527 1. field hockey 2. ice hockey

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  • Hockey — is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round, rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck, into the opponent s net or goal, using a hockey stick.Field hockey Field hockey is played on… …   Wikipedia

  • hockey — [ ɔkɛ ] n. m. • 1876; mot angl., de l a. fr. hoquet « crochet, bâton crochu », frq. °hôk ♦ Sport d équipe, dont les règles rappellent celles du football, et qui consiste à faire passer une balle de cuir entre deux poteaux (buts), au moyen d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hockey — (altfranzös. hoquet, „Schäferstock“) ist ein mit Hockeyschlägern auszuführendes Torspiel. Ausgehend vom traditionellen Hockey haben sich weitere Sportarten gebildet, von denen Feldhockey und Eishockey die bekanntesten und eigenständigsten sind.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hockey —    Hockey is a common sport for men and women in English speaking countries, usually played on a grass field by two teams of eleven over two thirty five minute periods. The name was only arrived at in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries,… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • hockey — (del inglés; pronunciamos joquei ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Deporte entre dos equipos de un número variable de jugadores que consiste en introducir, con un palo curvado, una bola o disco metálicos en la portería contraria: jugar al… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • *hockey — ● hockey nom masculin (anglais hockey, crosse) Sport d équipe, pratiqué avec une crosse, et dont il existe deux variantes : le hockey sur gazon et le hockey sur glace. ● hockey (homonymes) nom masculin (anglais hockey, crosse) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hockey — Sn (ein Feldspiel) erw. fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. hockey, dessen weitere Herkunft nicht sicher geklärt ist.    Ebenso nndl. hockey, nfrz. hockey, nschw. hockey, nisl. hokkí. ✎ Rey Debove/Gagnon (1988), 391. englisch e …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • hockey — [häk′ē] n. [Early ModE, prob. < OFr hoquet, bent stick, crook, dim. of hoc, hook < MDu hoec, HOOK ] ☆ 1. a team game played on ice, in which the players, using a curved stick with a flat blade (hockey stick) and wearing skates, try to drive …   English World dictionary

  • hockey — after an isolated reference from Ireland dated 1527 ( The horlinge of the litill balle with hockie stickes or staves ... ), the word is next recorded 1838 from W. Sussex; of unknown origin, perhaps related to M.Fr. hoquet shepherd s staff, crook …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hockey — Hockey: Der Name des Spiels wurde im 20. Jh. aus engl. hockey entlehnt, dessen weitere Herkunft unsicher ist. – Zus.: Eishockey …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Hockey — Hock ey, n. [From {Hook}, n.] 1. A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals. [1913 Webster] 2. The stick used by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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