[ bak-chek ]

verb (used without object)Ice Hockey.
  1. to skate back toward one's defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack.: Compare check1 (def. 15), fore-check.

verb (used with object)
  1. to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient's records are there.

Origin of back-check

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby back-check Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use back-check in a sentence

  • The back catch has no mark in the cut, but is explained below in connection with the "back check."

    Piano Tuning | J. Cree Fischer
  • BC, is the back check which is simply a piece of wood with a thick piece of felt glued to the inner face and suspended on a wire.

    Piano Tuning | J. Cree Fischer
  • BCW, back check wire supporting the back check, and screwed to the wippen.

    Piano Tuning | J. Cree Fischer