check·​list | \ ˈchek-ˌlist How to pronounce checklist (audio) \

Definition of checklist

: a list of things to be checked or done a pilot's checklist before takeoff also : a comprehensive list

Examples of checklist in a Sentence

Before takeoff the pilot went down his checklist of safety precautions. I still have one thing left to do on my checklist. a checklist of bird species
Recent Examples on the Web While there’s plenty of stress that comes alongside the joy of welcoming a new baby into the world, TODAY Parents created a helpful checklist to help with the mental preparation before and during your baby’s arrival. Ebony Williams, ajc, 12 May 2022 In these scenarios, an employee checklist comes in handy. Yec, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 There are no shortcuts, no one-size-fits-all checklist. Michael Bush, Fortune, 11 Apr. 2022 Keeping a checklist can help everything stay on track. Tarot Astrologers,, 31 Mar. 2022 On paper, that checklist seems daunting, but success is far from impossible. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2022 The 20-page guide includes a checklist for basic supplies to get from the supermarket to survive on the run or in a shelter. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 13 Mar. 2022 The 20-page guide includes a checklist for basic supplies to get from the supermarket to survive on the run or in a shelter. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 In the same sense, any hospital or healthcare facility will be able to go through the checklist to become an official hospital partner of ours. Pam Windsor, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of checklist

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checklist was in 1853

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20 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Checklist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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