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octopush

octopush
 n.— «To someone watching underwater hockey, or “octopush,” as it is called in Australia, it may seem more like synchronized swimming than hockey.» —“Elephant polo” by Steve Bohrn in University of Manitoba Manitoban Online (Winnipeg, Canada) Apr. 12, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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