high-stick·​ing ˈhī-ˌsti-kiŋ How to pronounce high-sticking (audio)
: the act of carrying the blade of the stick at an illegal height in ice hockey

Examples of high-sticking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once unleashed, McDavid quickly found the net again, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead at 9:22 with a high shot to Korpisalo’s stick side while Kings forward Zack MacEwen was serving a high-sticking penalty. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023 Four minutes of the time was continuous, too, with Tony DeAngelo earning a double minor for high-sticking Adam Erne. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2023 Marchand was penalized for high-sticking, then went down next to the boards after taking a hit from Ilya Lyubushkin and was declared out for the final period with what the Bruins called a lower-body injury. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-sticking was in 1929

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“High-sticking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-sticking. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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