major penalty

noun

Definition of major penalty 

: a 5-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey or lacrosse

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In response, Haula got a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Capitals player had part of finger sliced off, reattached during Stanley Cup Final," 14 June 2018 His goal came 59 seconds after Patrick Khodorenko was assessed a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "GLI: Cooper Marody's hat trick leads Michigan over Michigan State, 6-4," 2 Jan. 2018 Los Angeles scored three goals on a five-minute power play after Patrick Maroon was given a major penalty for a hit to the head on Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. USA TODAY, "Ovechkin's 2nd goal lifts Capitals over Hurricanes 5-4 in OT," 2 Jan. 2018 Despite not falling in her two runs, and thus avoiding major penalties, Swaney posted a high score of just 31.40. Author: Des Bieler, Anchorage Daily News, "How an American skier managed to compete at the Olympics despite not being very good," 20 Feb. 2018 Hanzal was assessed a major penalty for interference. USA TODAY, "Girard gets first NHL goal, Predators beat Stars 4-1," 12 Oct. 2017 Hanzal was assessed a major penalty for interference. star-telegram, "Stars’ early lead evaporates under Predators’ scoring barrage," 12 Oct. 2017 Alaska is the third state to pay a major penalty for bonuses obtained after hiring Julie Osnes Consulting. Erica Martinson, Alaska Dispatch News, "Alaska will pay feds $2.5 million to settle allegations of false food stamp data," 21 Sep. 2017

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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