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.
Also check swing.

Origin of checked swing

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019