fore·​check | \ ˈfȯr-ˌchek How to pronounce forecheck (audio) \
forechecked; forechecking; forechecks

Definition of forecheck

intransitive verb

: to check an opponent in ice hockey in the opponent's defensive zone

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Other Words from forecheck

forechecker \ ˈfȯr-​ˌche-​kər How to pronounce forechecker (audio) \ noun

Examples of forecheck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Credit Sean Kuraly for forechecking hard to set up the goal, Boston’s second in 27 seconds., "Bruins celebrate 7-3 victory over Capitals - The Boston Globe," 24 Dec. 2019 The winner came when Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk forechecked their way into a chance., "Maple Leafs," 23 Oct. 2019 Still, not every team forechecks like the New York Islanders — and not every team can fly off the rush like the Maple Leafs. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Auston Matthews 'not surprised' at Arizona Coyotes' fast start," 29 Nov. 2019 The Kings remain vulnerable against speedy teams and hard-forechecking teams, and injuries to defensemen Jake Muzzin and Derek Forbort leave Stevens with big holes to fill. Helene Elliott,, "After missing out a year ago, the Kings are looking forward to a playoff return," 6 Apr. 2018 In hockey parlance, that’s a forechecking strategy known as don’t make Wirtz get out of his chair. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Some reasons the Blackhawks could trade their lottery pick," 19 June 2018 Iafallo is not among the Kings' top 10 scorers but his forechecking presence next to Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown allows the Kings to align better, depth-wise, on the left side. Curtis Zupke,, "Alex Iafallo is optimistic about being ready for Kings' playoff opener with Golden Knights on Wednesday," 10 Apr. 2018 Follow live: Red Wings, NHL trade deadline rumor mill The Wings forechecked, generated shots, and played well overall as five-man units. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Special teams scrutinized as Red Wings grow frustrated with losses," 16 Feb. 2018 The Wings played well in the first period overall, forechecking and getting pucks on net, but Andrei Vasilevskiy saw most of the shots. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Red Wings losing streak to Tampa Bay Lightning now 11 after 4-1 loss," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of forecheck

1951, in the meaning defined above

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

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