Definition of stickhandle in US English:



[no object]Ice Hockey
  • 1Control the puck with one's stick.

    • ‘This kid, watching him play and how he stick-handles, is pretty amazing.’
    • ‘Naturally gifted as far as stick-handling and maneuvering, he is a young guy that will continue to get better.’
    • ‘Some of the things he does while stick-handling and passing just make people look silly.’
    • ‘He makes good decisions with the puck, whether he's shooting, passing or stick-handling.’
    • ‘Their skating and stick-handling was terrific.’
    1. 1.1North American with object Exert control over or carefully manipulate (a project or issue)
      ‘her effort to stickhandle health care reform’