checkoff

noun
check·​off | \ ˈchek-ˌȯf How to pronounce checkoff (audio) \

Definition of checkoff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the deduction of union dues from a worker's paycheck by the employer
b : designation on an income tax return of a small amount of money to be applied to a special fund (as for financing political campaigns)
2 : audible

check off

verb
checked off; checking off; checks off

Definition of check off (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to eliminate from further consideration
2 : to deduct (union dues) from a worker's paycheck

intransitive verb

: to change a play at the line of scrimmage in football by calling an audible

Examples of checkoff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Making a team one dimensional is usually at the top of the checkoff list for a defensive coordinator. Charles Hollis, al, "State can’t run, so it’s all about Auburn stopping the pass," 11 Dec. 2020 That is equal to 47% of all the checkoff money collected in 2018. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bill to reform $900 million agriculture checkoff programs introduced in U.S. House," 9 Jan. 2020 In 2016, the government contributed at least $562 million toward dairy, beef, pork, and lamb checkoffs. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Meat production is bad for the planet. Why subsidize it?," 15 Feb. 2020 Dairy farmers must pay 15 cents per hundred pounds of milk sold into the checkoff program. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ex-agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is the top paid executive at Dairy Management," 2 Dec. 2019 Far from being an overrun bucket-list checkoff site, Alcatraz in the late 1960s was a deserted, decaying shell. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "50 years later, Native Americans return to Alcatraz to remember occupation," 20 Nov. 2019 Essentially, they are told to bring a clipboard with a checkoff list to each campus. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "Why should college visits be forced marches with clipboards?," 22 Apr. 2018 Mayor Mark Farrell will probably remain in office for at least five weeks beyond the June 5 mayoral election, leaving him with plenty of time for the one final checkoff of his short term — the foreign junket. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF Mayor Farrell could get to stay in office for a few extra weeks," 7 May 2018 The law establishing the tax-checkoff fund requires annual financial reports to the mayor and D.C. Council, a measure to make sure taxpayers’ voluntary contributions are properly spent. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "D.C. solicits tax donations for at-risk children. The program it funds doesn’t exist.," 9 Mar. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Do your best to check off any necessary boxes during the morning hours, then give yourself permission to fly free in the afternoon. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for January 22, 2021," 22 Jan. 2021 This is a box Mike McCarthy wanted to check off in September, not the dying days of the regular season. David Moore, Dallas News, "Matchup vs. 49ers presents Cowboys with opportunity to add to a thin list of accomplishments this season," 14 Dec. 2020 The goal of the texts from October, obtained by The Associated Press, was to check off as many households as possible on the list of homes census takers were supposed to visit because residents never had filled out census questionnaires. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, "Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers," 24 Nov. 2020 The goal of the texts from October, obtained by The Associated Press, was to check off as many households as possible on the list of homes census takers were supposed to visit because residents never had filled out census questionnaires. Mike Schneider, Anchorage Daily News, "US census manager instructed workers to falsify household counts, texts show," 24 Nov. 2020 Many of us are looking to Cyber Monday to check off a lot of items on our gift lists. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Bath & Body Works’ Cyber Monday Candle Sale Is Bigger Than Ever," 30 Nov. 2020 These are major career milestones to check off any conductor’s list. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Looking back at 2020 in the arts: Ruben Valenzuela: ‘It’s such a hard, dark time for everyone in the arts’," 27 Dec. 2020 Lowe’s has found a way to check off one box on your holiday to-do list. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Lowe's Is Offering Free Christmas Tree Delivery This Year," 20 Oct. 2020 Get gifts and check off everyone on your list with 20% off everything at Old Navy with code SWEET. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop today: Sony headphones, Amazon devices, Cole Haan and more," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of checkoff

Noun

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1884, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of checkoff was in 1884

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“Checkoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkoff. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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checkoff

noun
check·​off

Legal Definition of checkoff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the deduction of union dues from a worker's paycheck by the employer
2 : designation on an income tax return of a small amount of money to be applied to a special fund (as for campaign financing)

check off

transitive verb

Legal Definition of check off (Entry 2 of 2)

: to deduct (union dues) from a worker's paycheck

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