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major penalty

noun, Ice Hockey.
a penalty consisting of the removal of a player for five minutes from play, no substitute for the player being permitted.
Compare minor penalty.
Origin of major penalty
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They really had to excel themselves to get up there and stop having major penalty points every month.
  • Nearly every one of these is subject to a major penalty enhancer upon its second offense.
  • Facing the risk of the imposition of a major penalty, the permit-holder cannot know what definition will ultimately be adopted.

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