Definition of ringette in English:



mass nounCanadian
  • A game resembling ice hockey, played (especially by women and girls) with a straight stick and a rubber ring, and in which no intentional body contact is allowed.

    • ‘Our goal is to achieve varsity status within the next three years, eventually making university ringette the ideal level of play for young women all over Canada.’
    • ‘The scholarship is presented to ringette players, coaches and/or officials who have demonstrated a strong academic performance and a commitment to the sport of ringette.’
    • ‘More than 60,000 people play ringette across Canada, and she says that number is growing, despite the misconception that ringette is just hockey for girls.’
    • ‘More than 50,000 people currently play ringette, which was invented in Canada in 1963.’