major penalty

noun

Definition of major penalty

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

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The Wild’s Damien Giroux was called for a major penalty for boarding Kurashev, who struggled to get up before leaving the ice. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist are among 4 Blackhawks to suffer ‘minor’ injuries in their NHL Prospect Tournament finale," 10 Sep. 2019 For Google, the state and federal probes come more than six years after the FTC wrapped up an antitrust investigation into search and advertising and opted against major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. Anchorage Daily News, "48 states announce broad antitrust investigation of Google," 9 Sep. 2019 For Google, the state and federal probes come more than six years after the FTC wrapped up an antitrust investigation into search and advertising and opted against major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. Tony Romm, Washington Post, "50 U.S. states and territories announce broad antitrust investigation of Google," 9 Sep. 2019 For Google, the state and federal probes come more than six years after the FTC wrapped up an antitrust investigation into search and advertising and opted against major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. oregonlive, "Oregon joins nearly every state in Google antitrust investigation," 9 Sep. 2019 In Summer Creek’s opening three touchdowns, Deer Park was flagged for four major penalties, the kind of infractions that give teams a new set of downs. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park has some things to iron out after scrimmage loss to Summer Creek," 24 Aug. 2019 In that April 23 game against the Golden Knights at SAP Center, the Sharks trailed 3-0 midway through the third period before Cody Eakin was given a major penalty for cross checking Joe Pavelski after a faceoff in the Vegas zone. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, "Sharks to open 2019-20 season with two games vs. fiercest rival," 21 June 2019 The league also will have officials review major penalties to determine whether the call was accurate. John Wawrow, The Denver Post, "NHL expands video review after calls missed in playoffs," 20 June 2019 Flag is a non-contact passing sport in which blocking results in major penalties such as loss of down or the offending team even being forced to play a man or woman down. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, "Make the NFL Pro Bowl a Flag Football Game," 7 June 2019

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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