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.
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Also check swing.
Origin of checked swing
First recorded in 1955–60
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