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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
vbOften 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]
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n (Hockey) → Bully nt
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