Definition of high-stick in US English:



[with object]usually as noun high-sticking
Ice Hockey
  • Strike (an opponent) on or above the shoulders with one's stick, for which a penalty may be assessed.

    • ‘The Devils need him to help the transition game, though the team scored more goals against the Leafs without him than it did when he was high-sticking’
    • ‘The numbers are in, and some of them deserve a penalty for high-sticking.’
    • ‘He said he was high-sticked, while the Swedes insist he bit his own tongue.’
    • ‘Harris got two minutes for high-sticking, starting a Bruins power play.’
    • ‘With Martin Rucinsky serving a double minor for high-sticking, Arnason drove to the net and fired a shot between the legs of goalie Henrik Lundqvist.’



/haɪ stɪk/