penalty killer

penalty killer

n.
Any of the players other than the goalie who attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring on a power play, as in ice hockey.

penalty killing adj. & n.
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penalty killer

n
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey a good player who, when his team is short-handed because of a penalty, is sent onto the ice to prevent the other side from scoring
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