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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Old French hoquet 'curved stick used by shepherds', from hoc 'hook'

hockey

noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
hock‧ey [uncountable]
1 British EnglishDSO a game played on grass by two teams of 11 players, with sticks and a ball [= field hockey American English]
hockey
2 American EnglishDSO a game similar to hockey, but played on ice [= ice hockey British English]

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