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sweep check

noun, Ice Hockey.
1.
a maneuver for depriving an opponent of the puck by seizing it in the crook of one's stick and pulling it away with a movement in a long arc, the stick being held level or nearly level with the ice.
Compare check1 (def 37).
Origin of sweep check
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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