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body check

noun, Ice Hockey.
an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent.
Compare check1 (def 37).
Origin of body check
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He put me through a hard, grueling work-out, showing me how to snap the ball; how to charge and body check.

    Football Days William H. Edwards

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