back-check

verb
\ ˈbak-ˌchek How to pronounce back-check (audio) \
back-checked; back-checking; back-checks

Definition of back-check

intransitive verb

: to skate back toward one's own goal while closely defending against the offensive rushes of an opposing player in ice hockey

Other Words from back-check

back-checker \ ˈbak-​ˌche-​kər How to pronounce back-checker (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of back-check

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Back-check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-check. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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