- the act of holding the blade of the stick above shoulder level, usually resulting in a penalty.
Origin of high-sticking
1945–50; high stick + -ing1
- to strike (an opponent) at shoulder level or above with a hockey stick.
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Examples from the Web for high-sticking
Pawlenty likes to play hockey, but no one can accuse him of high-sticking.Pawlenty's Longshot Dream
January 11, 2011