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
References in periodicals archive
Which 11-a-side field game starts with a bully-off
? A Rugby B Football C Polo D Hockey 6.
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.