"rural spot," 1905, from sticks in slang sense of "trees" (compare backwoods). See stick (n.).
A foul tackle caused by one player's stick hitting another's rather than the ball or whenever a new player increases the stick above the neck whenever attempting to play the baseball, which can be in addition an infringement. (sport: Field Hockey)
- is made from wood, plastic, aluminium, graphite or a mixture of materials. The blade is curved but level on both sides. The stick mustn't surpass 1.14m in total or have a diameter in excess of 5cm. The utmost weight permitted is 510g. (recreation: Roller Hockey)
- A colloquial term for a couple of golf clubs. (sport: Golf)
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