Definition of striking circle in English:

striking circle


  • An elongated semicircle on a hockey field in front of the goal, from within which the ball must be hit in order to score.

    • ‘The maximum number of players must enter the striking circle when you have to score a goal.’
    • ‘Gagan is an asset in the striking circle and at no stage did I expect him to be axed.’
    • ‘In the striking circle, he can be lethal like the great Balbir of yore.’
    • ‘Mamatha dribbled her way right into the striking circle before unleashing a crisp drive into the goal.’


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