verb (used with or without object)

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

Origin of bodycheck

First recorded in 1905–10; v. use of body check Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bodycheck



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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