cross-check


1cross–check

verb \-ˌchek\

: to use a different source or method to check (something, such as information or calculations)

Full Definition of CROSS-CHECK

transitive verb
1
:  to obstruct in ice hockey or lacrosse by thrusting one's stick held in both hands across an opponent's face or body
2
:  to check (as data or reports) from various angles or sources to determine validity or accuracy

First Known Use of CROSS-CHECK

circa 1930

2cross–check

noun

Definition of CROSS-CHECK

:  an act or instance of cross-checking

First Known Use of CROSS-CHECK

1937

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