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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 blade that is flat on one side and rounded on the other.
(US & Canadian) hockey played on a field, as distinguished from ice hockey


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