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checkoff

[ chek-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun

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).

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Origin of checkoff

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off
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Example sentences 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
  • He hurriedly read through the landing checkoff list, then started in.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for checkoff

check off

verb (tr, adverb)

to mark with a tick
to deduct (union contributions) directly from an employee's pay

noun check-off

a procedure whereby an employer deducts union contributions directly from an employee's pay and pays the money to the union
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with checkoff

check off

Mark as entered, or examined and passed, as in He checked off their names as they arrived. [Early 1800s]

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