[ 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
Words nearby bodycheck
Definition for bodycheck (2 of 2)
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
/ (ˈbɒdɪˌtʃɛk) /
sport obstruction of another player
wrestling the act of blocking a charging opponent with the body
(tr) to deliver a bodycheck to (an opponent)
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