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Hockeyroo /h…íki ‘ru:/  

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

A member of the Australian women’s hockey team. Hockey is usually played on grass in Australia. There are two teams, each of eleven people, and each player has a stick which is curved at one end. The aim is to hit the small ball into the opposing team’s goal.

Example: The Hockeyroos are one of Australia's most successful sporting teams. (

Girls playing hockey at school

(photo by frtzw906)