body check


Definition of body check

: a blocking of an opposing player with the body (as in ice hockey or lacrosse)

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Other Words from body check

bodycheck \ ˈbä-​dē-​ˌchek How to pronounce bodycheck (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of body check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks. Stephen Whyno,, "Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final," 21 May 2018 Enter Florida State, a tenacious defensive team that was willing to reduce an NCAA Tournament second-round game to wrestling-style hand-fighting and body checks, which the referees abided on an on-again, off-again basis. Patrick Brennan,, "How the West was lost: Takeaways from Xavier basketball's early NCAA Tournament exit," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of body check

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Body check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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