[ chek-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
a voluntary contribution from one's income tax for a specific purpose, as the public financing of election campaigns, made by checking off the appropriate box on a tax return.
Football. audible(def 2).
In The Huddle, They Speak A Different LanguageWith the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it’s a good time to take a look at the language of the sport of professional football. Whether you’re referring to words used for penalties such as offside and clipping or actual play calling (which is truly arcane), football has a language all its own. With that in mind, here’s a list of curious football terminology. On …
- checking account,
- checkpoint charlie,
Origin of checkoff
1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off
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Examples from the Web for checkoff
He barely glanced at them, punched a mark for each on his checkoff sheet, and handed them back.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey