minor penalty


: a 2-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey with no substitute allowed

Examples of minor penalty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Panthers were on the power play after Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse was called for tripping Sam Bennett — refs reviewed the play for a five-minute kneeing major but settled on the two-minute minor penalty. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 15 June 2024 Whenever a bad thought pops into Riley’s head, Joy sends it to the back of her mind before anyone else can notice — a minor penalty that will eventually have major repercussions. David Ehrlich, IndieWire, 12 June 2024 Both teams were called for two minor penalties each. Antwan Staley, New York Daily News, 10 May 2024 Of Blackwood’s 14 saves, 10 came on the penalty kill, as the Sharks took two minor penalties and were mainly on their heels for the first 20 minutes. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for minor penalty 

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minor penalty was in 1925

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“Minor penalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20penalty. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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