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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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center forward

Sports; Field hockey

An offensive player who stays in the offensive end of the field and whose job it is to score goals.

center halfback

Sports; Field hockey

He plays in the center of the field and when he gets the ball he can pass it in any direction to start an offensive strike against the other teams goal. In defense he is in charge ...

center mark

Sports; Field hockey

This is a spot in the middle of the field or pitch where the ball is put down to start a half or after a goal has been scored.

center pass

Sports; Field hockey

See Pass Back.


Sports; Field hockey

Running into an opposing player.

closing down

Sports; Field hockey

This means to force an opposing player, who has the ball, into a position where the defensive player has the opportunity to take the ball away from the offensive player.

coin toss

Sports; Field hockey

A coin toss decides which team will have control of the ball first. The winning team captain has the choice of taking the ball or choosing which side of the field his team wants ...