body check
noun Date: 1892 a blocking of an opposing player with the body (as in ice hockey or lacrosse) • bodycheck transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • body check — n. Hockey the fair block of an opponent who has the puck by bumping with the body, shoulder to hip, from the front or side …   English World dictionary

  • body-check — n. & v. Sport n. a deliberate obstruction of one player by another. v.tr. obstruct in this way. * * * bodˈy check noun (sport) A deliberate obstruction of an opposing player s movements, permitted in eg lacrosse and ice hockey, not in soccer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • body check — I. noun : a blocking of an opponent with the body in ice hockey and lacrosse II. verb Etymology: body (I) check : to block with a body check …   Useful english dictionary

  • body check — 1. noun A move in ice hockey or lacrosse in which a player impedes another with his body 2. verb To perform a body check on someone …   Wiktionary

  • body-check — See body check. * * * …   Universalium

  • body-check — verb To perform a body check; to shove …   Wiktionary

  • body-check — noun (especially in ice hockey) an attempt to obstruct a player by bumping into them. verb obstruct (a player) with a body check …   English new terms dictionary

  • body check — bod′y check n. Ice Hockey. spo an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent • Etymology: 1890–95 bod′y check , v.t. v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • body check — Ice Hockey. an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent. Cf. check1 (def. 42). [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • body check — Hong Kong English is a medical checkup (medical examination), not a contact with an opponent from the front (due to literal translation from Chinese) …   English dialects glossary

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