[ chekt swing ]
/ ˈtʃɛkt ˌswɪŋ /
a swing of the bat in which the batter holds back just after starting to swing, thereby avoiding swinging into a strike: It looked like a checked swing to me, but the umpire called him out, saying he swung for the third strike.
From The Waltz To The Jitterbug: How Classic Dances Got Their NamesAs you may suspect, the term “ballroom dancing” originates with the word “ball.” But what you may not know is that “ball” comes from the Latin word ballare, which means “to dance.” So what about all those dances performed in the ballroom? How did they get their names? The waltz The waltz is now considered a harmless, traditional type of ballroom dancing. But in 1825, it …
Also check swing.
Origin of checked swing
First recorded in 1955–60
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