hip pointer

noun

Definition of hip pointer

: a deep bruise to the iliac crest or to the attachments of the muscles attached to it that occurs especially in contact sports (such as football)

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Recent Examples on the Web Key stat: Since being pulled with a hip pointer late in a Week 11 road loss to the Rams, Trubisky has gathered himself and posted a 99.1 rating over the past three wins. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Position by position, here’s how the Bears’ offensive uptick goes well beyond Mitch Trubisky’s improved play," 9 Dec. 2019 However, Williams is dealing with a hip pointer suffered in the Week 2 loss to Kansas City and now draws one of the top cornerbacks in the league in Minnesota’s Xavier Rhodes. Frankie Taddeo, SI.com, "Fantasy Football: Joe Mixon, Corey Davis Among Risky Plays in Week 3," 19 Sep. 2019 Standout Devon Dotson, a player of the year candidate who suffered a hip pointer in the first meeting, is now healthy. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Baylor’s attempts to downplay ‘blockbuster’ against Kansas can’t lower the stakes," 22 Feb. 2020 But in between, he was benched late in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams either with a mysterious hip pointer or because his coach doesn’t trust him. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving: Here's what you need to know," 27 Nov. 2019 Nagy said Trubisky suffered a right hip pointer when cornerback Troy Hill sacked him on the Bears’ final play from scrimmage in the first half. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Pulling Mitch Trubisky ‘had zero to do with his play’ and was solely because of his hip injury, Matt Nagy says," 18 Nov. 2019 Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards, including a touchdown to Robinson, and two interceptions after missing the final drive the previous week because of a right hip pointer. oregonlive, "Chicago Bears struggle to defeat the New York Giants: Recap, score, stats and more," 24 Nov. 2019 Trubisky threw for a season-high 278 yards, including a touchdown to Robinson, and two interceptions after missing the final drive the previous week because of a right hip pointer. oregonlive, "Chicago Bears struggle to defeat the New York Giants: Recap, score, stats and more," 24 Nov. 2019 Saban said Ruggs has a hip pointer, and will be gimpy for a few days. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Rock, Paper, Scissors: Who is Alabama’s best wide receiver?," 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hip pointer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Hip pointer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20pointer. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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hip pointer

noun

Medical Definition of hip pointer

: a deep, painful bruise to the iliac crest or to the overlying muscles attached to it that occurs from a direct blow sustained especially in contact sports (as football)

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