hockey stick

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hockey stick (plural hockey sticks)

  1. (Canada, US, ice hockey) A stick used to handle the puck in ice hockey, having a flat, angled blade at the end.
  2. (Britain, field hockey) A stick used to handle the ball in field hockey, having a flat-faced hook at the end.
  3. (slang) A playing card with the rank of seven.
  4. (slang) A statistical trend in a graph of survey data in which most of the results are flat and then the graph suddenly peaks in a steep near-vertical direction.

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