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1       n-uncount   Hockey is an outdoor game played between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small ball and try to score goals.  
  (BRIT)   oft N n  
She played hockey for the national side., ...the British hockey team.     
in AM, usually use field hockey     
2       n-uncount   Hockey is a game played on ice between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small rubber disk, called a puck, and try to score goals.  
  (AM)   oft N n  
in BRIT, usually use ice hockey     


field hockey     
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)      n-uncount   oft N n  
in BRIT, use hockey     
ice hockey      , ice-hockey  
Ice hockey is a game played on ice between two teams of 11 players who use long curved sticks to hit a small rubber disk, called a puck, and try to score goals.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, usually use hockey     
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