checked swing

[ chekt -swing ]
/ ˈtʃɛkt ˌswɪŋ /

noun Baseball.

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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Origin of checked swing

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; originally as half-checked swing
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