bully-off


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bully-off

n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) a method by which a game is restarted after a stoppage. Two opposing players stand with the ball between them and alternately strike their sticks together and against the ground three times before trying to hit the ball
vb
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) (intr, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off
Often shortened to: bully
[C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin]
Translations

bully-off

n (Hockey) → Bully nt
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After a minute's silence to mark Remebrance Sunday, Bay pressed Kendal from the bully-off and enjoyed fantastic possession.
Those in Hull not watching that Spanish league game will instead be glued to the Hull v Hull KR rugby league skirmish, again with a 5pm kick-off or bully-off or whatever it is they do to start those things.
But bully-off is not until 8pm and leaping out of a chopper is clearly good enough for the Queen so .