verb[no object] (usually as noun high-sticking) Ice Hockey
Strike an opponent on or above the shoulders with one’s stick, for which a penalty may be assessed.
- The numbers are in, and some of them deserve a penalty for high-sticking.
- He said he was high-sticked, while the Swedes insist he bit his own tongue.
- The Devils need him to help the transition game, though the team scored more goals against the Leafs without him than it did when he was high-sticking
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