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[chek-awf, -of]
  1. the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
  2. 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.
  3. Football. audible(def 2).
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Origin of checkoff

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off
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Historical Examples of 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