Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 21:15
stick + handle
stickhandle (third-person singular simple present stickhandles, present participle stickhandling, simple past and past participle stickhandled)
- (transitive, intransitive, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse) To maintain individual possession of the puck or ball by controlling it with movements of one's stick, especially to do so in a skillful manner.
- 2008, Dave Stubbs, "Lots of life left in Bruins," The Gazette (Montreal), 17 Apr (retrieved May 13 2008):
- Kovalev regained possession of the puck and stickhandled at full speed into neutral-zone open ice.
- (chiefly Canada, by extension) To deal capably and swiftly with a situation, especially in a manner which deflects potential problems.
- 2008, "Editorial: Hillier goes, not Bernier, Toronto Star, 16 Apr. (retrieved 13 May 2008):
- He has ducked questions in Parliament on everything from Afghan detainees to Radarsat 2, leaving them to be stickhandled by other ministers.
- 2008, Diane Francis, "Obama vs McCain. Finally," National Post (Canada), 8 May (retrieved 13 May 2008):
- Obama, on the other hand, stickhandled his preacher problem and retained his poise and dignity.