Bully-off - definition of bully-off by The Free Dictionary
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(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 Often shortened to: bully
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) (intr, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off
[C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin]
n (Hockey) → Bully nt
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on February 28 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here.
The hosts were in complete command from the opening bully-off
and built up a 4-0 interval lead thanks to a Daltry hat-trick and a goal from Fleck.
Tynemouth are at home to Durham University's seconds on Saturday, bully-off
at the Parks, North Shields at 12.