back-check

[ bak-chek ]
/ ˈbækˌtʃɛk /

verb (used without object) Ice Hockey.

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)

to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient's records are there.

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Origin of back-check

First recorded in 1935–40
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