cross-check

verb
\ ˈkrȯs-ˌchek How to pronounce cross-check (audio) \
cross-checked; cross-checking; cross-checks

Definition of cross-check

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 (something, such as data or reports) from various angles or sources to determine validity or accuracy

cross-check

noun
Definition of cross-check (Entry 2 of 2)
: an act or instance of cross-checking

First Known Use of cross-check

Verb

circa 1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cross-check was circa 1930

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“Cross-check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-check. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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cross-check

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cross-check

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