hip pointer


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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Phoenix was without leading scorer Devin Booker for the second game in a row due to a hip pointer. USA TODAY, "Aldridge, Spurs hand Suns their most one-sided loss ever," 8 Feb. 2018 Safety Mike Edwards was slow to move, having suffered a hip pointer during the game. Joe Mussatto, ajc, "Kentucky football: Attention turns to Louisville after expected loss at Georgia," 18 Nov. 2017 Bachie bothered: Sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie, who has battled a hip pointer since the spring, was in and out of Saturday night’s game. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football: What we learned vs. Notre Dame, what to watch against Iowa," 24 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hip pointer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hip pointer was in 1935

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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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