Entry from US English dictionary
A sports injury in which the point of the hip is deeply bruised and painful.
- There was a lingering Achilles' injury, a hip pointer and a torn tendon in Mourning's right pinkie finger.
- After Torraye Bragg sustained a hip pointer, Murphy commented on the injury by saying, ‘They hurt.’
- For strains and hip pointers, the immediate aim is to reduce any swelling or internal bleeding.
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Syllabification: hip point·er
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