bodycheck

[ bod-ee-chek ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌtʃɛk /

verb (used with or without object)

Ice Hockey. to give (an opponent) a body check.

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Origin of bodycheck

First recorded in 1905–10; v. use of body check

Definition for bodycheck (2 of 2)

body check

noun Ice Hockey.

an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent.Compare check1 (def. 40).

Origin of body check

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for bodycheck

bodycheck
/ (ˈbɒdɪˌtʃɛk) /

noun

sport obstruction of another player
wrestling the act of blocking a charging opponent with the body

verb

(tr) to deliver a bodycheck to (an opponent)
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