Definition of high-centre in US English:

high-centre

(US high-center)

verb

US
  • 1no object Of a driver: to cause the chassis of a vehicle to become stuck on a high centre or (later) uneven ground, or any obstacle, with the wheels raised off the ground or unable to gain traction. Also with the vehicle as subject. Frequently with on. Now also figurative and in figurative context.

  • 2with object To cause (a vehicle) to become stuck on a high centre, uneven ground, or any obstacle, with the wheels raised off the ground or unable to gain traction.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Pinedale (Wyoming) Roundup. From high centre.

Pronunciation

high-centre

/hʌɪˈsɛntə/