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)

Examples of hip pointer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 23-year-old, the No. 3 pick in the 2019 amateur draft, has a hip pointer, but could start playing again in one to two weeks. San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Mar. 2022 The Pistons’ Rookie of the Year candidate Cade Cunningham also missed the game with a right hip pointer. Dallas News, 8 Feb. 2022 His most recent injury, a right hip pointer, forced him to sit out Detroit's previous five games entering Friday's visit from the Charlotte Hornets. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 Vaughn’s recent hip pointer injury turned out to be minor, though before the diagnosis was known some speculated the Sox would look elsewhere for outfield help. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The Pistons own the league's worst record, have lost five consecutive games and star rookie Cade Cunningham has missed the past four with a hip pointer injury. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 11 Feb. 2022 Cunningham has missed each of the last four games, including Tuesday night's 116-86 loss in Dallas, with a hip pointer. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2022 Safety Nasir Adderley is questionable because of a hip pointer. ... Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 Both games required furious rallies in the fourth quarter led by Matthews after Miller left the Oct. 28 game against the 49ers with a hip pointer in the second quarter. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, 14 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hip pointer was in 1935

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“Hip pointer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hip%20pointer. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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