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spearing

[ speer-ing ]
/ ˈspɪər ɪŋ /
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noun Ice Hockey.

an illegal check in which a player jabs an opponent with the end of the stick blade or the top end of the stick, resulting in a penalty.

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Origin of spearing

1770–80, for literal sense; spear1 + -ing1
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